(NationRise.com) – Former US President and Democratic leader Barack Obama endorsed President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign on Tuesday, in a move that many believe will difficult the rise of another political figure who could challenge the commander-in-chief for the party’s domination. After all, Obama still has a solid popularity among liberals in the country.
On his Twitter account, the former president retweeted President Biden’s video announcement and said he felt “proud” of the things that the Biden administration has accomplished over the last few years. He also pointed out he has delivered for all Americans and that he will continue to do so when he wins the 2024 presidential election. Obama closed his tweet by writing “Let’s go to work!” and pasting a link to the president’s official campaign site.
President Biden will run for reelection as the oldest sitting president in the country’s history, with many voters expressing concerns about his ability to serve as the commander-in-chief for another term. After all, he would be 86 years old when his second term ends, in case he wins the 2024 presidential election.
Just before his official announcement, a Reuters-Ipsos poll revealed that nearly half of the Democratic voters said they don’t want President Biden to run for reelection, with over 60 percent of respondents saying that he’s too old to be reelected. In contrast, an NBC Sunday poll revealed that 51 percent of Democratic voters and 70 percent of Americans think that President Biden should be the Democratic candidate for next year’s election, while 60 percent of Americans and one-third of Republicans think former President Donald Trump shouldn’t run.
Despite the Reuters-Ipsos poll, President Biden seems to have an easy road to winning the Democratic Party nomination since early polling revealed that he has a massive lead over the two main contenders. These are anti-vaccine activist and environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and self-help writer Marianne Williamson.
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