This shouldn’t really qualify as “news”, but Joe Biden will be running for President in 2020.
Really, that’s all this article needs to say. That’s all that’s new today, but it certainly doesn’t explain the entire story.
Joe Biden has been “running” for President for months now, firing up a massive campaign organization, and making sure to get his mug in front of television cameras at a rate that only someone seeking public office would ever subject themselves to. He’s even committed a “slip of the tongue” in which he spoke of himself as “running” – a move that was perhaps little more than a pre-planned stunt to gauge his audience’s reaction.
Then came the accusations.
At least seven women have now accused the former Vice President of inappropriate intimate contact that has been widely described as “creepy”.
Biden was sadly flippant regarding the accusations, even joking that he “had permission” to hug people who joined him onstage for what was definitely not a campaign rally some weeks ago.
Now, “Creepy Uncle Joe” is going to make the whole thing official.
Advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are finalizing plans for the launch of his presidential campaign next week, ending months of suspense that has hung over the Democratic nominating race.
Discussions among his core group of advisers about the exact timing of his announcement and subsequent campaign events are ongoing and subject to change, multiple officials said. Those discussions were set into motion earlier this month, as Biden himself publicly acknowledged a decision was all but a formality.
Biden will be joining a well-saturated field of democrats who are all eyeing the 2020 nomination.
The current frontrunner, Bernie Sanders, has raised a whopping $18 million so far, starting Biden at a severe disadvantage.
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