This Former White House Top Dog Considering 2020 Run

politics
September 08, 2017

Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States, is considering running for president in 2020. At least according to his daughter, Ashley, reported CNN

In an interview with Women's Wear Daily, Ashely was asked if her father would take another shot at the White House. Her response encouraged fans of Biden, but it might not be as welcome to conservatives. 

"I hope so," said Ashley. 

But that doesn't mean the choice has been made; a solid decision on the run could be a ways off. 

"Right now, his focus is on the [Biden] Foundation and Cancer Moonshot, as well as getting other Democrats elected. He's not there. He's taking it day by day after the loss of my dear beloved brother [Beau]," she said.

Beau Biden, the 46-year-old son of Joe and Jill, died of brain cancer in May 2015. CNN reported that his death played major role in Biden's decision to not run for president in 2016. 

"He'll make a decision when that time comes," she continued. "A lot can happen in four years, and we know this as a family. If he is in good health—knock on wood—and seeing what the landscape is at the time, yeah, I think he is considering it.

According to the New York Times, says CNN, before he passed away, Beau Biden tried to convince his father to promise to run for president. However, Biden wants to de-emphasize the dramatic nature of that claim. 

"Beau all along thought that I should run and I could win," Biden said. "But there was not what was sort of made out as kind of this Hollywood-esque thing that at the last minute Beau grabbed my hand and said, 'Dad, you've got to run, like, win one for the Gipper.' It wasn't anything like that."

Still, Biden's family is clearly behind him running. Biden's wife, Jill, said her husband "is not going away."

"He loves politics, he loves what he's doing, and he said he would stay involved," she said.

CNN reported that Biden hasn't been entirely passive in the run. He's launched a political action committee, "American Possibilities PAC," and he is scheduled to tour the country this fall to promote his new memoir, "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope Hardship, and Purpose."

Do you think President Trump would be in trouble if Biden decides to run in 2020? Let us know in the comments. In other 2020 news, a celebrity billionaire—who some might call Trump's nemesis—has hinted he'll run in 2020. 

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