Earlier this week, former Vice President Joe Biden admitted that his “biggest regret in life” was not currently occupying the White House…the statement left us wondering whether he also regrets growing old, balding and not owning 75 Lambo’s…perhaps we’ll never know for sure.
But, of all of Joe’s “regrets” in life, perhaps his missed opportunity at occupying the Oval Office is one that he may seek to rectify in the near future. As Politico reports, after months/years of waffling on the topic, Joe Biden has apparently “shifted in favor” of a new Presidential bid in 2020.
Joe Biden thinks it’s critical that Donald Trump not get a second term – and though it’s early, he doesn’t yet see anyone else who could stop that from happening.
So, he’s been telling people privately, that might mean he’ll just have to run himself.
After beginning the year both teasing a 2020 bid and ruling one out – sometimes on the same day – Biden in recent months has shifted unmistakably in favor of running, say multiple people who’ve been in touch with the former vice president and his team.
For the first time in what would be the sixth presidential campaign that he’s either seriously flirted with or launched, Biden sees an argument for a candidacy for which he is the only answer: An elder statesman who can help repair the damage and divisions in the country and around the world, unite the competing wings of the Democratic Party, and appeal to traditional Democratic voters who fled last year for Trump.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 10, 2017.