Vice President of the US, Joe Biden, has recently reported that he may run for president in 2020. When asked if he was “kidding”, Biden replied that he was was not committing to not running.
As he did not give a definite answer to reporters, he states “I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening”. Mr. Biden would be 78 years old by the year 2020, which would make him the oldest president elect in history besides Ronald Reagan who left office by that age.
Mr. Biden had previously withdrew from his decision to run as presidential elect due to family circumstances as his eldest son had passed away from brain cancer.
He stated “No one should ever seek the presidency unless they’re able to devote their whole heart and soul and passion into doing just that,”.
Since then he had committed himself to public service and vowed to fight for a cure for cancer.
Cancer Research Involvement
As president of the Senate, he considered a massive fund for cancer research. The senate recently voted last Monday to actually rename a bill targeted at accelerating the research of cancer, after Joe Biden’s late son.
Biden had previously ran for president elect twice but dropped out in 1988 and 2008. The first time in 1988, was due to plagiarism convictions.
He also dropped out of the campaign in 2015 endorsing Hillary Clinton instead. Since 1973 he represented Delaware for 36 years as senator until he was elected as Mr. Obama’s Vice President in 2008. He was elected twice as Vice President of President Barack Obama.
Support for the Former Vice President
People took to social media to show their support for the possibility of Biden running for president. After Trump’s victory, liberals and democrats hope to nominate a range of potential runners, such as Michelle Obama and Joe Biden.