Thus assuring he won’t be a lame duck President for the next four years even if he would NOT run again…
Getting THAT out of the way fast….
In December 2019, RYAN LIZZA reported that Biden had signaled to aides that he was considering serving only a single term or even making a one-term pledge. That prompted Biden to publicly push back at the time: “I don’t have any plans on one term.” After he won the primary, he stirred speculation again when he told donors that, “I view myself as a transition candidate.”
But aides say he has been invigorated by victory, having finally reached the Oval Office four decades after first considering a run in 1980.
Even though Biden is older than the 45 previous presidents, history suggests he’ll run again. Every newly elected president has run for reelection since GROVER CLEVELAND did so in 1888. Some, like CALVIN COOLIDGE, LYNDON JOHNSON and HARRY TRUMAN, didn’t run a second time but had already served partial terms following the deaths of their predecessors, before winning election in their own right….