The discussion about Biden’s re-election conflates five different questions. Let’s look at them one by one
Reports that justice department investigators on Friday seized more than a half-dozen documents, some of them classified, from President Biden’s residence in Wilmington, Delaware – including documents from his time as a senator and others from his time as vice-president – have shaken Washington, worrying some Democrats about Biden’s viability as a candidate in 2024.
The imminent departure of Ron Klain, Biden’s chief of staff, is also being read as a sign that Biden and his administration are turning a corner – reviving questions about whether the 80-year-old president should run again.
Robert Reich, a former US secretary of labor, is professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley