Should Joe Biden run for president in 2020? | The Tylt
Should Joe Biden run for president in 2020?
Former Vice President Joe Biden is keeping busy in 2018 as he campaigns for other Democrats ahead of the midterm elections, but many still want to know if Biden plans to run for president in 2020.
Last year, Biden launched his own political action committee American Possibilities, which he plans to use to support Democrats in 2018. But starting a PAC is usually indicative of large aspirations, and Biden has yet to rule out a 2020 run.
Joe Biden has started recruiting top donors for his PAC's finance committee... [But] they want to see clear moves that his own campaign is underway before writing him more checks. That’s not coming anytime soon: though Biden has mapped out ambitious plans to help Democrats running in this year's midterms, he hasn't set a timeline for deciding on a 2020 bid, let alone decided to run.
In an interview with InStyle, the former vice president told Editor-in-Chief Laura Brown that he wasn't ruling out the possibility of running for president in 2020. Biden claims he is well suited for "this moment in American history" specifically as it pertains to the middle class.
I think this moment in American history sort of fits into my wheelhouse and the strengths I have. I am, I think most people would say, fairly knowledgeable about American foreign policy. I’m pretty good at diplomacy internationally and bringing people together, cutting through and settling things. And I think what people are looking for most, and I hope I have it, is authenticity.
Many are begging Biden to run for president. In the era of Trump, Biden feels like a breath of fresh air. Between his experience and likability, Biden just may be the perfect person to defeat Trump in 2020.
But others argue Biden is now too old to run for president. He already passed up his best chance in 2016, and he should step aside and give young Democratic hopefuls the opportunity to lead. Plus, in the era of Trump, many Democrats want a more diverse ticket in 2020. No more old white man please.
White men I don't want to run for Dem POTUS nomination in 2020:
Joe Biden Bernie Sanders John Kerry Martin O'Malley
I love Bernie. I love Joe Biden. I still love Hillary. But it is time for fresh, younger faces to move on up. Time for Boomers to step aside and let a new generation of leaders take over. Haven't personally put a name in this place yet, but I am looking around.