The Democratic Party is trying to put itself back together again after their loss in November, and former Vice President Joe Biden is making moves that indicate he may be ready in 2020 for his own run for the presidency.
Could Joe Biden be preparing to get himself back in the White House?
Some speculate he’s made some careful moves that will help him build up to a campaign in a few years.
The Daily Caller reports:
The former vice president launched the “American Possibilities” Political Action Committee (PAC) in the spring as a centralized vehicle to support candidates and causes that share the his politics, as WaPo points out. He hired Greg Schultz, an Obama campaign veteran, to help lead the PAC.
Biden has been in the public eye more than most outgoing vice presidents. Joined by his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, the couple has formed the Biden Foundation in order to support causes concerning human rights. The couple also created the Biden Cancer Initiative in honor of their deceased son, Beau, who succumbed to brain cancer in 2015.
Biden has stayed in the spotlight while Clinton faded away, and he’s maintained a level of popularity that has allowed for rumors that he’ll be running in 2020.
Biden has some choice words about Hillary Clinton’s run, saying she was less than a desirable candidate, joking that he was better.
The Daily Caller continues:
Biden remains popular in the public eye, and is regularly invited to speak at academic institutions and conferences. The University of Pennsylvania unveiled the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, while the University of Delaware introduced the Biden Institute for domestic initiatives.
During a speech to hedge fund managers in Las Vegas, Biden had pointed words for the 2016 Clinton campaign.
“I never thought she was a great candidate,” he said in May. “I thought I was a great candidate.” Biden later qualified his statement, saying that the former Secretary of State would have been a really good president.
How would Biden would stack up against other hopefuls in the next Democratic Party presidential primary?
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