Democrats’ 2024 three-step: Biden won’t budge, Harris twists, and Buttigieg waits

Assurances that President Joe Biden will seek reelection in 2024 have done little to silence speculation among Democrats over his potential successor.

For now, the White House asserts the president will seek a second term.

“That’s his intention,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters this week. But Biden, who turned 79 last week, is already the oldest person to serve as commander in chief.

The dynamic has amplified scrutiny of his vice president, Kamala Harris, the first black woman in the role, and chatter about her and other former rivals’ prospects should Biden choose
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