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Biden says he will run for reelection

by Charissa Koh
Posted 3/25/21, 04:19 pm

It looks like Vice President Kamala Harris will not be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 2024, as many speculated. In his first press conference since taking office, President Joe Biden on Thursday said he planned to run for reelection. At 78, Biden is already the oldest U.S. president in American history, and during his campaign he described himself as a bridge to a younger generation of Democrats. But he also said, “I’m a great respecter of fate. I’ve never been able to plan 4½, 3½ years ahead for certain.”

What’s next for Harris? Biden said he expects she will be his running mate again. In the meantime, he has asked Harris to lead the effort to respond to the surge of migrants at the U.S. southern border.

Dig deeper: Read Marvin Olasky’s column on life under Biden.


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Charissa Koh

Charissa is a WORLD reporter who often writes about poverty fighting and prison reform, including profiling ministries in the annual Hope Awards for Effective Compassion competition. She is also a part of WORLD's investigative unit, the Caleb Team. Charissa resides with her husband, Josh, in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @CharissaKoh.

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  • Gregory P
    Posted: Fri, 03/26/2021 10:30 am

    I know paragraphs in the Sift are brief summaries, but is is strange that your report includes none of his lapses nor his blame fof Trump (no longer news?) for the border crisis of explosion of illegal immigrants (a large percentage infected with COVID-19) and and thousands of children in overcrowded facilities since Biden became on Trump.  The question about his running for reelection in 2024 pales in importance to his failures now.  He may have been correct in saying "I never can plan for 4½, 3½ years ahead for certain.” but one can plan that far ahead knowing nothing is certain for the future, even tomorrow  (James 4:13-14: "Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:  Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away..")  But even that satement of Biden's shows his sencse of time is off; he would certainly have to start a campaign far before the election, probably a little over two years from now.   Joe Biden continues to say he  is committed to transparency.  What he said yesterday indicated that will come when he is ready to be transparent.  I confess I only watched short pieces of the conference, and may seem biased, which World does not want to be, but surely a brief fact check would show problems with the conference that came over 9 weeks after Biden assumed the presidency.     

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Fri, 03/26/2021 02:33 pm

    “My plan is to run for re-election. That’s my expectation.” The entire news conference on CSPAN was painful to view and hear. After a 4-minute speech focused on COVID, he answered questions the rest of the hour, misstating facts, stating nonsense (“I believe we should go back to the position of the filibuster that existed just when I came to the United States Senate 120 years ago.”), wandering around the topic, and even wandering away from the podium near the end. I expect that his administration or Congress will invoke the 25th Amendment before he has an opportunity to run for re-election.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 03/26/2021 05:32 pm

    But it's good for a laugh.

    Meanwhile the cartoonists are loving it.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 03/26/2021 05:36 pm

    Hannah,

    They will probably wait until Obama has finished honing the ACA before taking Biden out. 

    Or maybe the chaos at the boarder has to be so big that Pelosi declares a state of emergency and ONLY Obama can fix it. 

  • Gregory P
    Posted: Fri, 03/26/2021 06:37 pm

    (“I believe we should go back to the position of the filibuster that existed just when I came to the United States Senate 120 years ago.”) 

    When I heard that I was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt that he was using humorous hyperbole.  However, as I pointed out, he does not seem to have a proper grasp of time.  I was surprised to find the press conference was scheduled for the middle of the day.  It made me think he is not ready for prime time. 

  • MTJanet
    Posted: Fri, 03/26/2021 11:35 am

    I am thankful that this is only a blog as I am not publishing my husband's comment for the general public.  That said, he has practiced medicine for decades and his comment on Biden's speech performance is that the poor man is showing the definite signs of early dementia.  This is not just sad for him, it is sad for us as a nation as we need clarity and good leadership right now with the multitude of problems facing us.  The democrats are simply not going to be able to keep up this charade of being led by Biden.   Where this is going to end, only God knows  Thank God we know that now and the end of days is nothing to fear for believers.  

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 03/26/2021 05:42 pm

    Most of Biden's admin comes from Obama's minions. Probably what Pelosi promised Obama when he finally consented to back Biden for Pres.

    Nothing I can do about what is happening. I just sit back and watch the drama. (also read the Bible and pray for the unsaved)

    I have been reading more about the end times in one of Dr. David Jeremiah's books.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 03/26/2021 01:50 pm

    Biden is living in a fantasy world. 

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