Joe Biden’s presidency is underway but vice president Kamala Harris leads the betting for the 2024 US Elections.
President Joe Biden has hardly had enough time to break in the new leather chair in the plush, recently redecorated Oval Office, but already odds makers at multiple online betting sites are looking to the future and banking on a new president unseating Biden from his cushy seat at the Resolute Desk in 2024. Biden’s very own veep, Kamala Harris.
As it were, Kamala Harris is the top bet to win the presidential elections in four years. BetOnline tips Harris as the +400 fave over the incumbent Biden at +500, while Bovada (visit our Bovada Review) tips Harris at +450 and Biden at +600. (A full list of the top bets in 2024 US Elections betting markets is included below).
Biden Presidency Underway
Presidents almost always redesign the Oval Office to give it their personal touch, aesthetics that reflect their particular set of values, beliefs or principles that they can project onto the wider world. Biden is no different, and he made sure his mark showed a recognisable departure from his predecessor’s.
Aside from a new chair, rug and other bits and bobs that were added to the majestic room which seats the commander-in-chief, Biden’s décor pays particular attention to visual detail and the messaging contained within. Carefully chosen portraits of American leaders, busts of well-known figures and images of icons caress the room, fanning out from a centre-piece portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt that dons the wall across from the Resolute Desk.
Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, represent some of the many leaders, progressives and activists that were given pride of place, selected for their symbiotic synergy with Biden’s mandate, with which he won the 2020 US elections: a promise to heal the soul of America, nurture diversity and equality, and bring America back to the forefront of democratic advancement domestically and internationally.
Ashley Williams, the deputy director of Oval Office operations, described it to the Washington Post as a collage that reflects today’s diversity in America. “It was important for President Biden to walk into an Oval that looked like America and started to show the landscape of who he is going to be as president,” Williams said.
U.S. 2024 Presidential Election
Of course, makeovers, furnishings and other trappings don’t make the president, rather governance and the execution of government maketh the president. It remains to be seen what the verdict will be on Biden’s first term, but preliminary political betting markets aren’t exactly providing a ringing endorsement on a second Biden term. Instead markets unanimously serve up Kamala Harris as the likely choice. This raises the question whether the writing is on the wall for the Biden presidency, even before it’s fully gotten underway?
Biden hasn’t been written off from the betting, as the political odds show he’s the second-best bet in a growing list of potential candidates for 2024. However, there’s scepticism that hangs over Biden, following him since he first launched his presidential bid in 2020. Primarily the issue revolves around his age. At 78 years of age, Biden has already set the record for being the oldest American president. In four years, Biden will be an octogenarian…
On that score alone, Harris is seen as a fitting heir apparent for the Democratic vote in these preliminary political betting markets. And, so long as the Biden administration is a successful one in the eyes of the American voter, Harris’ chances of getting the nod will remain high as the clock counts down to 2024.
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