Biden Says His New Year’s Resolution Is to “Come Back Next Year”

Biden Says His New Year’s Resolution Is to “Come Back Next Year”

President Biden shared his New Year’s resolution for 2024 during a dinner with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden in St. Croix, revealing that his main goal is to “come back next year.” The couple attended a mass on Saturday and taped an interview with Ryan Seacrest for ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”

CNN’s Dana Bash discussed Biden’s resolution with former communications director Kate Bedingfield and CNN political analyst Scott Jennings on “State of the Union.” Bedingfield acknowledged the anticipated challenges in the upcoming competitive election year and emphasized the Biden campaign’s need to navigate them strategically. Jennings, however, expressed skepticism about Biden’s prospects, stating, “the president is not looking too good in the barn.”

Recent polls have indicated challenges for Biden, with some showing him trailing Donald Trump in key swing states and hypothetical general election match-ups. A Wall Street Journal poll from late November and early December found Trump ahead of Biden by 47% to 43% in a hypothetical general election with just the two candidates. In a scenario with five independent candidates, Trump led 37% to 31%.

Critics, particularly Republicans, raised concerns about Biden vacationing in the Caribbean amid ongoing issues at the southern border. Rep. Gary Palmer criticized Biden’s presidency, stating, “President Biden’s entire presidency has been a vacation from reality — 760,000 illegal immigrants have been encountered at the border since October.”

The Biden administration anticipates a challenging campaign, and the president’s New Year’s resolution reflects his determination to stay in the political arena. As the election year unfolds, both the administration and its critics are gearing up for a contentious and closely watched political landscape.


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