Former Vice President Joe Biden is going to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President next week according to multiple reports. This comes as no surprise to most who have been paying attention as his elevated presence in the media and at speaking events led many to believe he was going to announce soon.
Biden has run for President twice before, bowing out in 1988 and 2008 but eventually landing on the latter ticket with President Barack Obama.
Some thought a report of inappropriate touching that came out last month may thwart his efforts once again, but the controversy has died down and the memes are getting old.
Now, it seems like the announcement is imminent.
Looks like Joe Biden will run. Recent @MULawPoll of Democratic presidential candidates shows Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are top choices among WI Democrats or independents. Sanders at 32% and Biden at 29%. https://t.co/rROIfhm6ob
— Charles Benson (@CharlesBenson4) April 19, 2019
The far-left wing of the Democratic Party doesn’t want to see Biden run. They’ve been able to pull every other major candidate to accept and appreciate socialism to one degree or another and they fear Biden might be too moderate.
This is true in some ways, but don’t be fooled by Biden’s centrist history. He’s not going to allow himself to be painted as a moderate. He will proudly point to his progressive record and tell the people he’s the champion on the far-left they need.
It may be enough to win him the nomination.
“My intention from the beginning was if I were to run would be the last person to announce. We’ll find out whether I can win in a primary.” – Joe Biden
It’s hard to tell which rich old white guy the President would rather face, Biden or Sanders. Personally, I’d like to see Joe win the nomination as his gaffes will make for a fun general election show.