More Signs Point to Joe Biden Joining the Presidential Race

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    While former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders currently dominate the Democratic field of presidential candidates, the pair could soon face fresh opposition in the form of Vice President Joe Biden. According to sources close to Biden, the longtime politician is considering throwing his hat into the ring if he is able to gather enough momentum and get a solid campaign together so late into the election cycle.

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    A report by the Wall Street Journal revealed Biden’s presidential ambitions, detailing a shift in Biden’s itinerary that heightened speculation surrounding the vice president’s future plans. While Biden’s scheduled trips to South Carolina and to his home in Delaware still happened as planned, he made a weekend detour to visit Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, a journey that seems to indicate that Biden is drumming up support from the progressive wing of the party for a run.

    Compared to Clinton, who continues to lead the polls by a wide margin and has had four months to establish an enormous and well-funded campaign, Biden would enter the race with weak polling numbers and almost no campaign apparatus to speak of. However, Clinton’s momentum seems to be slipping, and that fact combined with the ever-changing power dynamic in the GOP field shows that the race is far from decided.

    Biden’s camp remains unequivocal about the current status of the vice president’s political future: “The vice president has not made a decision about his political future. Anyone speculating that he has made a decision is wrong,” said Biden spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff in a recent statement. Biden himself has yet to release a statement elaborating one way or the other if what appears as him posturing for a presidential run is merely coincidental.

    With Clinton running on a fairly moderate platform and Sanders falling on the far left of the political spectrum, Biden could potentially attract primary voters if he were to campaign somewhere in between the two frontrunners. Allying with Warren, whose progressive politics have made her something of a star within the party among a subset of Democrats, could give Biden the push he would need to make an impact in the Democratic primary.

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      • Trumpenkrieg

        Good. I want to see him try to insult Trump in a debate the way he insulted Ryan.

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