2024 Presidential Candidates

Right around the corner is the 2024 presidential elections. We all watch political leaders under a microscope for the next year while carefully deciding who we want our vote to go towards. Deciding who we want to run our country is no light matter. 

With so much on his plate, Joe Biden has already announced that he will be running in the election for his second term. Fighting off Trump will for sure be a fight in itself. Joe will be turning 82, and wonders swirl around the streets if he is past the point of running our country. Will Kamala Harris be returning as Joe’s running mate in 2024? Whispers throughout the white house say that she has been privately preparing for a second term as vice president and with no intention of leaving her cozy office space.  

A survey for Monmouth University found that only 36% of Americans approve of the job she is doing, and 53% disapprove. Among the democrats, just a bit over three-quarters say she is doing a good job. With Biden’s old age, a second term would be a stretch, and if something happened, Kamala would be the next in line for the top seat, being the first woman president ever. 

The first to join the 2024 race was Donald Trump. Trump is a fan favorite to many Republicans and has a loyal group of supporters. But with his legal troubles, many wonder if he should be allowed to run again. Donald Trump is 76 and, just like Biden, is getting older as well. Many of Donald’s supporters are nudging him to join forces with DeSantis, but only time will tell as they have been bickering at each other for quite some time. Will Ron DeSantis bite the bullet and run against Trump? A new bill is in the works clearing a path for DeSantis to run without resigning as governor. Will we see more of him in this upcoming election?  

“If there is ambiguity, and it’s been something that’s been talked about — especially ad nauseam since November if not longer — then let’s do it, let’s clarify it,” Republican state Sen. Danny Burgess told Politico. “That way, should we be fortunate enough to have a president or vice president from Florida one day, we’ve cleared that air.”

Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under Trump. Joining the race for the Republican presidential nominations in mid-February was the first seen to challenge her former boss. Haley is 51 and is part of the younger generation bringing in a breath of fresh air and subtly poking at both Biden and Trump, who are in their older ages. Haley was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, and served not one but two terms as governor.


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