While attending the Easter Egg Roll at the White House, President Joe Biden told reporter Al Roker that he would be available for four, five, or even six more Easter Egg Rolls. Biden has indicated he will run but has delayed making the necessary official announcement. The Democrat Party thought an announcement might be made around Biden’s State of the Union Address in February, and some politicals thought spring would be the next viable time to declare. It appears that it will be summer or later before any forthcoming announcement.
The formal announcement is needed because candidates running for the Presidency must register by filing a “Statement of Candidacy” within 15 days from the notification each time they run for the oval office. When running for the Presidency, a person is also a viable candidate if they have raised or spent more than $5,000 of their contributions.
Democrats are in a quandary with Biden as the front-runner. Biden’s poll numbers are down, his cognitive thinking has been questioned, his verbal gaffs are too numerous to ignore, and his age of 80 has some party members looking for alternatives. Vice President Kamala Harris is not polling well as an alternative, and several Democrats are considering entry in the 2024 campaign if Biden might be convinced to drop out.
Biden currently has two declared Democrat candidates to contend with. Robert (Bobby) Kennedy Jr., 69, has officially announced to run against Biden along with Self-help author Marianne Williamson
During Covid, Robert Kennedy Jr. was at the forefront of the anti-vaxxer movement. He heads an anti-vaccine nonprofit, Children’s Health Defense. The Kennedy name is well known in politics, but no Kennedy has run for president since Kennedy’s father in 1968. Older voters might remember “Camelot,” but younger voters might not line up to support the Kennedy name as they would have in the past.
Self-help author Marianne Williamson, 70, is making her second run for the Presidency and is not considered a formidable opponent to Biden in 2024.