Matthew Yglesias argues Biden needs to announce 2024 plans 'soon', he's 'being reckless with politics'

If Joe Biden wants to run for re-election, he should say so clearly and soon — and then start acting like it,” Yglesias wrote. “或者, if the president is not sure he wants to run again, he should take that as a strong sign that he shouldn’t — and then make that announcement soon, 太,” 他继续, emphasizing the wordsoon.

While Yglesias acknowledged it is still early for a typical incumbent president to announce his candidacy for re-election, he argued that, given Biden’s unique attributes, such an announcement is needed.

“是, it’s abnormally early for an incumbent president to be making an official announcement. But for all modern incumbents, a re-election campaign has been a foregone conclusion. 对于拜登, it isn’t,” 他写了.

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US President Joe Biden falls off his bicycle as he approaches well-wishers following a bike ride at Gordon's Pond State Park in Rehoboth Beach, 特拉华州, 在六月 18, 2022.

US President Joe Biden falls off his bicycle as he approaches well-wishers following a bike ride at Gordon’s Pond State Park in Rehoboth Beach, 特拉华州, 在六月 18, 2022. (SAUL LOEB/法新社通过盖蒂图片社拍摄的照片)

And for many Democrats in Washington, the presumption now — partly because of his age and party [原文如此] because of his policies — is that he’s not running,” 他继续.

Yglesias noted, “Many Democrats see his tenure thus far as reflecting tendencies they usually see in a lame-duck president,” 如 “prioritiz[ing] ambitious foreign policy goals … over domestic issues such as inflation,” 随着 “compromis[ing] his diversity goals to hand out senior jobs to old friends … while simultaneously outsourcing most of the staff work to the left wing of the party.

Some Democrats who do not believe Biden will run for re-electionare currently casting around for alternatives to Vice President Kamala Harris,” Yglesias reported.

He recalled how “三月 2021 [拜登] convened a roundtable meeting with historians to discuss his potential legacy and his ‘think-big, go-big mentality’.

This is the kind of thing presidents normally do in the March after they get re-elected. That’s when they turn the page on practical politics in favor of efforts to define themselves in the eyes of history,” 他指出.

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华盛顿, DC - 四月 05: (左) Vice President Kamala Harris, 前总统奥巴马, 和美国. President Joe Biden arrive for an event to mark the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House on April 5, 2022 在华盛顿, DC.  (Chi直流电Somodevilla/Getty Images 摄)

华盛顿, 直流电 – 四月 05: (左) Vice President Kamala Harris, 前总统奥巴马, 和美国. President Joe Biden arrive for an event to mark the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House on April 5, 2022 在华盛顿, 直流电. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 摄)

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