Watch out, Washington D.C., because Joe Biden may be coming back! The former Vice President refused to throw his name into the 2016 presidential primary, but Delaware’s favorite son has done something that has many thinking he’ll run for president in 2020!
Has former Vice President Joe Biden, 74, thrown his hat in the ring to challenge President Donald Trump, 70, in the 2020 presidential election? The ex-U.S. Senator from Delaware is launching a new political action committee on June 1, according to NBC News. While Joe didn’t go into details exactly what he plans for “American Possibilities PAC,” the former VP said that it’s about helping Americans “dream big” and achieve their goals. “The history of this nation is one of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. And that’s who we still are,” Joe wrote in an email to supporters that announced the PAC, according to NBC News.
“That’s why the negativity, the pettiness, the small-mindedness of our politics drives me crazy. It’s not who we are.” Hmm. Negativity. Petty. Small-minded. Wonder who’s he’s talking about? The PAC will be a “natural extension of what [Joe] said he would do when he left the White House,” Kate Bedingfield, a former spokeswoman that’s still involved with the ex-VP, said about the PAC. “[Joe will] continue to build up and support the Democratic Party and focus on the issues he cares about.” Still, this PAC’s creation made many start to talk about Biden’s plans, as he’s “has a lot of support out there,” Stephanie Cutter, a veteran Democratic strategist, told The New York Times.
It’s that support – and Joe’s continued popularity – that has many people hoping he does run, even after he made it clear that he’s not going to join the 2020 race. “Guys, I’m not running,” he said during a speech in New Hampshire on May 1, and it doesn’t get any clearer than that. He doubled down on this comment during a 2017 hedge fund conference in Las Vegas. “Could I [run?] Yes. Would I? Probably not,” he said. So, while a PAC would be one of the key tools needed to launch a presidential campaign, it seems that the “American Possibilities PAC” is meant to help Joe support those causes he holds dear.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 1, 2017
For Joe, it seems third time’s not the charm. He initially ran in 1988, but a plagiarism scandal derailed his trip to the White House. In 2008, Joe tried again to win the Democratic Party’s nomination, but he ultimately lost the gig to a certain Senator from Illinois: Barack Obama, 55. Barack picked him as his VP, and for eight years, Joe served as Obama’s second-in-command. It seems that after nearly a decade in the White House, Joe’s still willing to serve the American public – just not as President of the United States.
Do you think Joe will change his mind over the next few years and run for president, HollywoodLifers?