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Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris was the first Black female president of the United States for 85 minutes while Joe Biden was under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy. The transfer of power is standard procedure, but it was a landmark moment that set the press abuzz as to who was going to run for the oval office in 2024. Fingers point toward Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris, but Jen Psaki shut down all the rumor-mongering with a very unexpected announcement:

Joe Biden plans to run for president again in 2024, according to White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki. This announcement comes among a dip in approval ratings causing speculation as to who plans to take over in 2024. He will be 83 years old, the oldest serving president in United States history. Is he fit to serve?

After his first physical examination last week, doctors found he has a stiffened gait, attributed to frequent bouts of coughing and acid reflux. But besides that, doctors say he’s fit to serve.

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This announcement opens up even more questions. If he runs, will his previous competitors run against him and campaign on critiquing his administration? Will Joe finally realize that he can’t barter with the GOP and play hardball? And will he select Harris again as his vice president? In a way, Biden has given the press even more things to chew on while his administration focuses on more pertinent issues, but the GOP is ready for a red takeover. I hope the Democrats are ready for a fight.