Just last week, news broke out of the nooks and crannies of the Democratic Party: Joe Biden is indeed planning to run for reelection in 2024.
The long-rumored decision has been made, according to sources with inside knowledge of the situation, and Biden plans to make his announcement sometime after his State of The Union speech…possibly in April.
As of now, this would pit him up against his 2020 opponent, former President Donald Trump, who is currently the presumptive nominee, (and only candidate), on the GOP side of things.
But Trump had better start looking over his shoulder. The rest of the field is licking their chops.
Former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley said she’s close on making a decision to run for president in 2024.
“Well, when you’re looking at a run for president, you look at two things. You first look at, ‘does the current situation push for new?’ The second question is, ‘am I that person that could be that new leader?’ You know, on the first question, you can look all across the board, domestic, foreign policy. You can look at, you know, inflation going up, economy shrinking, government getting bigger, you know, small business owners not being able to pay their rent. Big businesses getting these bailouts, all of these things warrant the fact that, yes, we need to go in a new direction,” Haley said.
“So do I think I could be that leader? Yes, But we are still working through things and we’ll figure it out. I’ve never lost a race. I said that then I still say that now. I’m not going to lose now,” she added.
What about the former President, her one-time boss to whom she has long shown loyalty?
When asked about a statement she previously gave to an Associated Press reporter, stating that she “would not run if President Trump ran,” Haley said that the “survival of America matters.”
“It’s bigger than one person. And when you’re looking at the future of America, I think it’s time for new generational change. I don’t think you need to be 80 years old to go be a leader in D.C.,” Haley said. “I think we need a young generation to come in, step up, and really start fixing things.”
Referring back to her statement on Trump, Haley said that she “said that before we surrendered to Afghanistan, it was before we saw this high inflation and high crime, it was before we saw drugs infesting all of our states, it was before we saw our foreign policy in disarray, so a lot has changed.”
“And when I look at that, I look at the fact if I’m this passionate and I’m this determined, why not me?,” Haley said.
Haley would be only the second potential GOP candidate to announce her intent, as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to poll extremely well while playing coy about his plans.