Joe Biden ‘Not Closing the Door’ on 2020 Election

Sarah Rogers

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he isn’t ruling out a run for the Oval Office in 2020, but added he could not accept the nomination if it was given to him right now. For now, Biden wants to focus on Democrats’ winning in the midterm elections, as well as his new book, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose.” The book is memoir about the last year of his son Beau Biden’s life before he succumbed to brain cancer.

Biden announced in 2015 that he would not run for presidency because there was not enough time to create a realistic winning campaign before his family was able to work through their grief. Biden doesn’t regret sitting out of the race due to it was the right decision for his family.  He said he had confidence Clinton would have been a first rate president, even though he thought he could have secured the Democratic nomination.

Biden, who represented Delaware in the Senate for 36 years, made bids and became Barack Obama’s running mate. If Biden chose to run in the 2020 election he would be 77 on Election Day. Asked today by NBC News whether his age would be a problem for voters if he mounts a 2020 campaign. Biden replied by saying that it was definitely a concern.

“Biden was very influential during Obama’s presidency and if he ran in the presidential election in 2020 I would definitely vote for him.” Claire Andrews said. “Biden is strong and well opinionated, I believe that he would blow Trump out of the water if they ran head to head.”

Since Biden has left his term at the White House, he has launched the political action committees  American Possibilities and the Biden Foundation. He has also been a strong critic of President Donald Trump.