United States Vice President, Joe Biden has told reporters in Washington DC that he will run for the presidency of the United States in 2020.
The Vice President attended a senate session on Monday where a vote was held to rename the cancer bill after his late son, Beau. He also used the opportunity to talk about his 33 years at the Senate representing Delaware, “I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time in the Senate”.
When a CNN reporter jovially asked Mr Biden if he will run for office, he responded “yeah, I am. I’m going to run in 2020”. When reporters pressed him on the position he will be running for he said “for president”.
If he follows through on the that, Candidate Biden will be 78 in 2020. The Vice President first ran for the office of the presidency in 1988 and did again in 2008. He planned to run in 2016 but he couldn’t because of the death of son, Beau.
2020 is still a long time. It’s too early to speculate what will happen then. Even Mr Biden was cognisant of that fact and told reporters “I’m not committing not to run. I’m not committing to anything. I learned a long time ago fate has a strange way of intervening.”