Biden’s Presidential Run: Competing with Diplomacy

Democratic President Joe Biden has declared his candidacy for reelection in next November’s presidential race.

To become the party’s nominee, Biden must first make it through the presidential primaries and caucuses. However, he has almost unanimous support within the Democratic Party, and at this point, it is highly likely the party will choose him as their nominee at the Democratic National Convention next August.

On the other hand, Biden is now 80 years old, breaking the record as the oldest president in history. If he is reelected, he will be 82 years old when he begins his second term in January 2025, and he will be 86 if he finishes out his second four-year term.

Many people have voiced concerns about whether Biden can withstand diminished judgment due to old age and the stresses of hard work.

The U.S. president is also the commander in chief of the military, leaving the decision to use nuclear weapons to the people.* Biden must dispel concerns about his health by being active in the campaign and by showing that he can carry out his normal duties from this point on.

The Republican Party, which seeks to regain political power, has decided to investigate Biden’s son, Hunter, on suspicions that he received large sums of money from foreign businesses.

While many of the details of these allegations are still unclear, Biden must hold himself accountable.

During presidential elections, domestic affairs can easily become issues. Nevertheless, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and China’s intensifying military pressure on Taiwan, diplomacy and security should be key issues in next year’s election.

While Chinese and Russian despotism threatens liberalism, the rule of law and democratic values, isolationist sentiment is gathering force in some parts of the U.S.

In the midst of this, Biden has expressed “strong and unwavering” support for Ukraine. However, the issue has become a tug-of-war, as Ukraine seeks high-efficiency arms, such as F-16 fighter jets.

In the Republican Party, former President Donald Trump, who has announced his own candidacy and is aiming for a comeback, has described the United States’ vast financial support for Ukraine as “very unfair.” Gov. Ron DeSantis, another likely presidential candidate, described the Ukraine situation as a “territorial dispute,” seemingly downplaying Russia’s invasion.

The U.S. is a leader in supporting freedom and opposing despotic influence. The Democratic and Republican parties, regardless of who becomes the parties’ nominees, official candidate, should be aware of this responsibility as they approach the election.

*Editor’s note: For clarification purposes, the people of the United States do not decide on when to use nuclear weapons. In voting for a president, they may be making a choice about who they wish to be in charge of any decision to deploy nuclear weapons.

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