Conflict and competition in the 2024 election


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Two presidential candidates deliver speeches to the people of America.

Ryne Bracknell, Staff Writer

In the upcoming 2024 election, America will face a similar battle for office much like the 2020 election. 

Former president, Donald Trump announced he was rerunning for office on Nov. 15, 2022. 

Current president, Joe Biden announced that he’s seeking another term in office as well, although if he were reelected, he would be the oldest president to ever serve at the age of 89. This makes Democrats question whether he will be the best candidate for the Democratic party or if it is time for a younger candidate to emerge like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 

“I would like to see a new generation of politics,” said history teacher Erika Connolly. “I do not want to relive 2020 and think it is time for America to move forward and in a new direction.” 

Within the past few years, America has seen a rise in gas prices, according to 

It’s peak national average was $5.03 a gallon in June of 2022. Although gas prices are not the only thing that’s raised in price. Things like eggs and airfare are up by more than 27%.

“I do think the economy is hurting Biden and his campaign efforts,” said Connolly. 

Trump’s new campaign for office has already created commotion due to his indictment caused by an allegation made by adult film star, Stormy Daniels. 

Daniels claimed there was an affair between her and Trump at a charity golf tournament in 2006, and that a bribe was offered to Daniels right before the 2016 election to keep her quiet. 

Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen sued Daniels for $20,000,000 due to his claim that she broke their non-disclosure agreement. These allegations could affect Trump’s campaign and reputation for 2024 as these allegations weren’t made until 2018 and were not known to the public before the 2016 election. 

Despite the fact that Biden would be the oldest president to serve if he were to be elected again, he still believes there is work to be done concerning the liberty of America. 

“When I ran for president four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America,” said Biden. “And we still are, the question we are facing is whether in the years ahead we have more freedom or less freedom, more rights or fewer.”