Joe Biden Running For President in 2020


Madison Fouty, Staff Writer

On the morning of April 25, Joe Biden, after months of consideration, has decided to run in the 2020 election for U.S. president for a third time. This helped conclude one of the major unanswered questions about the 2020 election race makeup.

His announcement was revealed in a campaign video.  In this video, he also mentioned the Charlottesville, Virginia 2017 white supremacist rally. He rebuked it and President Donald Trump’s handling of the aftermath. His argument aided what he framed the 2020 race as: a “battle for the soul of this nation.”

Since the Thursday morning he announced his running for election, Biden has attended a Philadelphia fundraiser, made an appearance on ABC’s “The View,” and plans to hold multiple events in early voting states. His first event is being held in Pittsburgh, followed by states like Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Biden also says that in his future Philadelphia rally on May 18, he will “lay out his vision for unifying America with respected leadership on the world stage.”

Biden entered the crowded Democratic field along with the 20 prime candidates. His history has given him a “free ride” to the top of the polls. Along with this glory, his previous career has set a level of scrutiny as he seeks to win the Democratic nomination in order to take on Trump in the general election.

Trump has also spoken on this topic and described an election against the former vice president as a “dream.” He has persisted in his childish nature by taunting Biden on Twitter. He tweeted, “Welcome to the sleepy race Joe, I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty – you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!”

So, as Biden is on his way to the general election to defeat Trump… who will be on his Democratic side and cherish his values? And how will he defeat the other 20 Democratic primary candidates to get there?