Today, Vice-President Joe Biden declared “I am going to run for president in 2020″ during an interview with reporters in the capitol, according to the Hill. When they asked if he was serious, he added “I am not committed to anything. I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening.”
His remarks on fate possibly reflecting the sudden tragic death of his son Beau Biden of brain cancer in 2015, it does appear that the 74-year-old intends to run against Trump, whom Biden vocally despises, next cycle. He was a popular choice for a surprise entrance in the 2016 race but out of respect for Hillary Clinton’s movement, Biden stayed away.
Joe Biden is beloved by the American people thanks to his long years of service and his charismatic personality, and is one of the most respected statesmen in the world due the important diplomatic work he has done in service of our country and our interests abroad.
He served the state of Delaware as a Senator from 1972 to 2009, when he assumed the vice-presidency as President Obama’s right hand. He is one of the most productive vice-presidents in our nation’s history and is famous for his commitment to human rights, most recently using his position to advocate for the victims of sexual assault at the same time as Trump was gaslighting the country over his numerous accusers. The contrast couldn’t be more stark.
Biden chased the Democratic nomination in 1988 and in 2008; as a unifying figure with decades of experience, he may finally get his chance to rebuild our country after four long years of Trump.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.