In 2024, U.S. President Joe Biden will face the opponent he believes he was destined to defeat.
Following months of predictions by Joe Biden’s reelection campaign, Donald Trump’s resounding wins in the first two Republican presidential contests in Iowa and New Hampshire virtually guarantee his victory.
They claim to be certain that Biden will prevail in the rematch, despite the fact that polls of the general public tie him with Trump, that Americans are irate over high prices, and that they have doubts about his age, his economic plans, and his policies toward the border and the Middle East.Biden’s team is concentrating on warning that Trump poses a major threat to American democracy and that abortion and other personal freedoms are at risk in order to defeat him once more, as he did in 2020. They are counting on that strategy to energize apathetic Democrats and win over independents.
Because he is confident he will face Trump, 77, and believes he is the Democrat who can defeat him in November, Biden, 81, made the contentious choice to run for a second term.”I’m not sure I would be running if Trump wasn’t running,” Biden declared last month at a fundraiser function. “We cannot let him win.”
“The results out of New Hampshire confirm that Donald Trump has all but locked up the GOP nomination and the election-denying anti-freedom MAGA movement has completed its take over of the Republican Party,” Biden campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez told reporters on Wednesday.The majority of Republican supporters, according to exit polls, don’t seem to care about Trump’s record of criminal prosecutions, and many of them even hold onto false accusations that Biden didn’t win the 2020 election honestly.
Many in Biden’s team have been convinced by this that trying to win over Trump supporters in a rough campaign is not really necessary.
According to Biden campaign aides, the majority of Americans currently either adore or loathe Trump, and the same is true of Biden. The main focus of the 2024 election will be on who can locate and mobilize voters.
This month, Trump referred to Biden’s career as “an unbroken streak of weakness, incompetence, corruption, and failure” and accused Biden and Democrats of “fearmongering.”
A request for comment was not answered by the Trump campaign.
The rematch between Biden and Trump would be the ninth in American presidential history, but the first since Republican President Dwight Eisenhower and Democrat Adlai Stevenson squared off twice in the same election in 1956.
ECONOMIC VERSUS DEMOCRATIC
In response to criticism from several Democrats regarding the lack of focus of the campaign, Biden’s team has brought in election veterans.
Earlier this month, Democratic presidential campaign veteran Dan Kanninen joined the campaign to oversee operations in the fiercely contested battleground states, which can lean either Republican or Democratic. Mitch Landrieu, the coordinator of White House infrastructure and a former mayor of New Orleans, assumed the role of national co-chair of the campaign.
White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jen O’Malley Dillon and senior adviser Mike Donilon, two seasoned veterans who are thought to have skillfully guided Biden’s 2020 campaign, were brought in by the campaign on Tuesday.
In the upcoming weeks, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to crucial states that determine the outcome of the election. The campaign now employs personnel in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and the other three of the seven hotly disputed states that they consider to be battlegrounds.
In addition to concentrating mostly on economic matters, Biden plans to deliver more passionate speeches against the danger he sees Trump posing to democracy.
In the pivotal state of Wisconsin, Harris began a national tour on Monday that centered on Republican anti-abortion legislation. The campaign focuses on the people in America who have been affected by the conservative Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the historic Roe V. Wade decision, which had protected women’s access to abortion services.
The first Black vice president of the United States, Harris, must also mobilize Black and young voters, whose support for Biden has declined.
FEARS OF TRUMP RAISE CASH
Biden began raising money right away in response to Trump’s Iowa and New Hampshire wins.
“This election was always, going to be you and me vs. extreme MAGA Republicans,” said Joe Biden on social media the evening after the Iowa results were announced. “That is still true now as it was yesterday. Please contribute right now if you’re with us.”
The $97 million that the campaign and the Democratic Party raised in the final three months of 2023 will be dwarfed, according to Biden aides, by a fresh wave of funding.
The most recent information available indicates that Trump raised $45 million in the third quarter, excluding money from the Republican Party.
John Morgan, a senior fundraiser and Florida attorney, believes the campaign may receive $500 million in fresh funding. “The Trump inevitability is a fundraising bonanza for Biden and I know a lot of Republicans who agree with that,” Morgan said.
“People fear they will lose their country, their democracy, their rights and there is a very high-level of motivation around that,” Morgan stated.