The Harris/2024 stories underscore that this is the first time in 40 years there's been a real chance a president would decline to seek re-election. An NBC report from the last time, early '83, when there was "a growing opinion in Washington that Mr. Reagan will not run again":
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Replying to @SteveKornacki
Of note, you’re looking at early ‘83 coverage and not late ‘81 at ~300 days after Reagan took office. Can you explain why broad swaths of the media are talking 2024 presidential elections right now, 10 months into Biden’s presidency? The timing’s off & it’s awfully hive-mindy.

Nov 15, 2021 · 4:42 PM UTC

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