We’re less than 3 years out from election day 2020….
There are a LOT of Democrats thinking about running for their parties Presidential nomination….
Only one guy has signed up already….
He isn’t gonna get the spot….
Another guy , who isn’t even a Democrats runs a close second to the leader in polls of Democrats….
Former Vice President Joe Biden….
If your are a regular here you’ve seen several posts about the 78 year old guy who just lost his job less than 2 years ago….(there will be more)
He’s started runs for the nomination TWICE before only to drop out…
Yes, he is well liked across the Democratic political spectrum….
Yes, he IS at ease with blue collar white males…..
And YES he’s the leader in polling of Democarts who would beat Donald Trump if the election was held right now….
But it’s not…..
We don’t know who the Republicans will be running in 2020….
Donald Trump maybe, if he hasn’t been forced to quit….
Mike Pence if Trump does have to quit….
But if Biden does run?
The ole’ timer WILL be the guy to knock of from the Democratic pack that he is current leading….And he will have to make up his mind by early next year , if not sooner of lose the money people’s backing and the organization initiative ….
…..Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering it a real possibility. He insisted he had made no decision, and didn’t need to yet, according to five people who either attended the meeting or were briefed on it by those who did.
Biden also expressed interest in bringing those in the room onto his team if he decides to launch a campaign. At the same time, he gave them an out: There would be no hard feelings if they decided they were content in their current roles outside of government, said the people, who demanded anonymity to discuss a private meeting.
The political world has long tried to game out Biden’s plans for 2020. After all, he came close to running last time only to see President Donald Trump pull off a victory that many Democrats openly suggest wouldn’t have happened had he, not Hillary Clinton, been their nominee. Several people came away from the meeting with the impression that if no strong Democratic candidate emerges in the next year or so, Biden would feel strongly compelled to run.
A presidential candidate twice before, Biden would be 78 on Inauguration Day if elected in 2020, a concerning prospect for some Democrats even though he’s only a few years older than Trump. One possibility that Biden’s longtime advisers have discussed privately is that he could announce his intention to serve only one term, clearing the path for his running mate to take over in 2024 and potentially setting up Democrats for a 12-year White House stretch…..