Biden Reportedly "Shifts In Favor" Of 2020 Presidential Bid

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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.

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Of course, in typical fashion for the political world, other Politico sources in the Biden realm denied rumors of a 2020 run, saying instead that he is "laser-focused on his book tour."

Next week, Biden will launch a tour for his new book, “Promise Me, Dad,” a memoir of his relationship with his son Beau, whose death in May 2015 triggered both the last-minute exploration by Biden of a 2016 run and the emotional devastation that ultimately caused him to pull the plug.

 

People familiar with the planning describe the tour as deliberately structured to avoid politics. Biden's staff is pushing off nearly every request to appear at fundraisers or other political events while he’s traveling for it.

 

But there’s another, more subtle purpose, some acknowledge: to test Biden’s emotional stamina, should he decide to throw himself fully into a presidential run.

 

“Right now, he’s pretty laser-focused on the book tour. Get through that and go see what we can do in ‘18, and see where things are then,” said a person in touch with Biden’s advisers, who have stayed in close communication since leaving their government jobs in January.

Meanwhile, in the end, the decision to run may not be left to Biden with many Democrats wary about pegging the future of the party on a candidate who will be 77 by 2020, the oldest potential candidate in the field other than Bernie Sanders. Though a clutch player in both Obama campaigns, he has proved to be bad at running for president himself, and would likely be facing a raucous and crowded primary full of candidates determined not to step aside and repeat the Hillary Clinton coronation.

Oh well, one can only hope for a little more of this...

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JLee2027's picture

From a jail cell Joe?

svayambhu108's picture

How is Joe better than the hoe?

Manthong's picture

 

OMG… He is like Hillary but with something of a small schlong…..

Bring it   please,,,, please …. Please      !!!!!!!

 

NoDebt's picture

PLEASE run, Joe.  PLEASE!

 

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Zuck/Biden/Cuban/Bern/Hillary 2020!!

svayambhu108's picture

Machine Learning for president 2020

SofaPapa's picture

"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."

Never have I seen a more beautifully clear example of the particular delusion that haunts politicians.  This is what he sees when he looks in the mirror.  How many people in the country see this?  None.  Zero.  He has enough supporters who believe that following in the wake of his push for power might get them more goodies.  But NOBODY sees Biden this way.  Yet he believes himself.  What a remarkable worldview.  Completely disconnected from reality.  This is why we keep throwing around the word sociopath so easily.  They open themselves up for it.

BennyBoy's picture

 

"Biden Reportedly "Shifts In Favor" Of 2020 Prisondential Bid"

Fixed the misspelling

tmosley's picture

"Do you have any idea how horny I am to be standing next to you right now?"

-Joe Biden, whispered into the ear of a thirteen year old girl right in front of her parents, caught on a hot mic

Yes, please run this idiot pervert. Please put the final nail in the coffin of the left.

847328_3527's picture

Presidential bid of the USA or Ukraine?

 

 

Déjà view's picture

20/20 hindsight...'Biden' his time..."Say It Ain't So Joe"...

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

but wait that's not all,

you go and tell them Joey tell them what you really think.....who are you??

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZvypFPscP8

 

DeadFred's picture

What, put them all in a blender and what comes out is the candidate?

sleigher's picture

Agreed.  I want nothing more than for Joe Bidet to run again.  

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Biden Reportedly "Shifts In Favor" Of 2020 Presidential Bid

My response: Is this really the BEST that the MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL DESPOTS can come up with for 2020? ROFL!!!!!

This GUY will get slaughtered is he even attempts to run for POTUS.

LOSER on STEROIDS!!!

Joe Davola's picture

Saw a vehicle with a Bernie 2020 sticker on it last night.

Wanted to ask the owner whether they were more upset with the democrats for screwing him over, or with him for knowing he was screwed and ultimately campaigning for the screwer.

Bubba Rum Das's picture

"OMG… He is like Hillary but with something of a small schlong….."

Crazy Uncle joe isn't much different than Hillary, except Hillary has BIGGER BALLS!

BLOTTO's picture

Uncle dad the creepy Goof!

sampo's picture

Just how stupid would american People be to vote Biden for president? 

shovelhead's picture

 

Silly question,

Hint: Obama...twice.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Dubya twice, Clinton twice and so on and so forth.

BabaLooey's picture

Do it Joey....

You fucking stupid ass.

 

Utopia Planitia's picture

One reason: He is more entertaining! Other than that it's hard to figure.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Another Democrat pedo. I hope he runs so T can give him fun nicknames. 

NoDebt's picture

He's not Teddy Kennedy.  They don't have a chain on Uncle Joe restricting how far he's allwed to go.

 

Banana Republican's picture

If they didn’t have a chain, we’d never have heard his name.

Something about his taste for pizza, I’m sure.

Offthebeach's picture

Ted never had a chain, he was just man tited, super whale fat with a whiskey heart.  3-4 steps and he was short of breath.

IH8OBAMA's picture

And the has-beens all jump into the 2020 race.

Biden, Hillary and Sanders race to the bottom of the Democrap party nomination.

I can't wait for this monkey show.

 

RafterManFMJ's picture

Hey, I’m thinking of running in 2020 as well - and I’d have just as much chance.

Everybodys All American's picture

Thats Mr. "big fucking deal" Joe to you.

incharge1976's picture

Why won't these people just go away?

roadhazard's picture

I think Warren will be the next Dem. candidate.

loveyajimbo's picture

"I think Warren will be the next Dem. candidate."

Hope so... hell, David Duke could whip that lying bitch.

Sanity Bear's picture

It's going to be Kamala Harris.

It's not like they haven't completely telegraphed her "magical" ascent that mirrors Obama's precisely except that he probably sucked more dick to climb the ladder than she did.

Ron_Mexico's picture

Tulsi Gabbard, a very attractive young "brown" woman from Hawaii.  Remind you of anyone?

buzzsaw99's picture

warren is half black half white and half indian.  perfect for the job.

malek's picture

Not crazy enough.
Make it Kamala Harris instead.

Bam_Man's picture

That's no joke.

I think she will be the 2020 Democratic nominee.

They are going to "double-down on stupid".

It's all they know.

juicy_bananas's picture

What a creep.  You're no Jack Kennedy.

tropicthunder's picture

Make no mistake about it, if Biden runs in 2020, HE WILL SURELY WIN.

dirty dolphin's picture

Surely, just like the inevitable Madam President of 2016.

I woke up's picture

But all the polls say he will carry all the states /s

IH8OBAMA's picture

Sure, Biden will win the GAFF contest.  He is funnier than 3 monkeys and an organ grinder.

 

E.F. Mutton's picture

Undoubtedly he will win.

The 50 Meter Dash at Special Olympics - He OWNS that shit yo.