Whew! This 2020 presidential race is shaping up to be a competitive one. @ABCNews is reporting that #JoeBiden will announce this Thursday that he’s officially throwing his hat in the race.
There’s been a lot of buzz about him as a potential Democratic candidate, especially since everyone has been checking for Barack Obama’s former right hand man, but he kept things pretty hush hush up until now.
The move will mark his third run for the presidency as he enters the crowded Democratic field in the top spot in several polls. Back in December while promoting his 2017 memoir “Promise Me, Dad,” Biden made a statement that he would be the best candidate to unseat Trump.
“I think I’m the most qualified person in the country to be president. The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that I’ve worked on my whole life — the plight of the middle class and foreign policy,” Biden told an audience in Montana. “But my family and I need to decide as a unit whether we’re ready — we do everything as a family.”
His book details how the passing of his eldest son, Beau, from brain cancer kept him out of the 2016 presidential race. During his appearance, he said his decision to run would would be announced within the next 2 to 6 months, so it looks like he kept his promise.
Also at the appearance, Biden was asked about factors that may hurt him if he runs — his reputation for gaffes among them.
“I may be a gaffe machine, but my God, what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can’t tell the truth,” he said. “No one doubts what I say, the problem is I sometimes say all that I mean. The question is what kind of nation are we becoming?”
Biden’s career in public service began in 1972 when he was elected to the Senate in Delaware.
Biden served in the Senate for nearly 40 years, where he served as chair of the Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees, before becoming vice president in 2009.
Other notable Democratic candidates vying for the 2020 presidency include Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Corey Booker.
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