Bernie Sanders Will Take ‘Hard Look’ at 2024 if Biden Doesn’t Run

Bernie Sanders Will Take 'Hard Look' at 2024 if Biden Doesn't Run

( – President Joe Biden is the oldest American to ever serve in the White House at 80 years old. If he chooses to run for re-election, the president would be 86 years old if he won and completed a second term. While Biden has said he intends to run again, he is unlikely to make a formal announcement until after Christmas, according to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain. If not, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) may take a “hard look” at another run at the White House.

Sanders, a democratic-socialist, ran for the Democratic Party nominations in 2016 and 2020. He lost to Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, respectively. Still, some say his campaign energized young people and created a grassroots movement. Faiz Shakir, a top aide to the Senator, said he “assumed” the 81-year-old Vermont Senator might consider running for a third time if the president bows out of the race. If he were fortunate to win the Oval Office in 2024, he would be 83 years old on inauguration day.

Shakir confirmed that Sanders is very aware of his age and would need to decide whether he had the stamina, vigor, and passion to run for president a third time. The longtime aide noted that if the Democratic field were open, he was confident the independent Senator would jump into the Democratic Party’s primary race. Still, he said Biden was likely to seek the nomination again.

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