Previewing the candidates for the 2024 presidential election

Marc Khanna, Staff Writer

With less than two years to go until the 2024 presidential election, candidates are making their announcements to get as many supporters as possible. Many controversial and debatable topics in this upcoming presidential election may result in one of the most heated political races in American history. 


Joe Biden: 


Less than two months after his inauguration in 2021, President Joe Biden announced his intention to run again for president in 2024, with Kamala Harris joining him once more. Serving as a U.S. Senator from 1973 and then getting promoted to vice president in 2009, Biden is a Democrat who had built a reputation for speaking out on issues he supports (in 2012, he made history by announcing his support for same-sex marriage before the Obama administration had the opportunity to sign off). 


After beating President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, Biden proves that he’s a leader in the 2024 election, although his lack of approval ratings and age leave some of his members questioning whether he can pull off another win. 


Donald Trump:


Twice impeached and full of controversy, former President Donald Trump is far from the ideal candidate to lead the Republican Party in 2024. He left the White House with even his own members turning their backs on him for his role in the Jan. 6th, 2021 insurrection. Since leaving office, he’s been accused of his conduct and is under multiple criminal investigations. 


Trump has stayed active in politics, campaigning for far-right candidates. His supporters performed poorly in the polls, which caused Republicans to lose crucial races. Despite all that, he is still dedicated and formally announced his candidacy in the 2024 presidential election on Nov. 15, 2022.  


Ron DeSantis:


As the current governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis made it clear that Florida is a red state. A leader among the conservatives, he riles up a similar base as Trump, posing threats to the former president if he were to seek the Republican nomination. He is considered a top contender in the 2024 race as a July poll by The New York Times showed that DeSantis was the most popular alternative to Trump. 


With the number of supporters he is getting, DeSantis has a good chance of becoming president, although the conflict between him and Trump may be disruptive.  


Although there are many other candidates running for president, these three contenders attract much more attention to the crowd. With less than two years left before the election, who will be decided to be the next president of the United States?