Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama’s presidency will help him overcome questions about his place in today’s increasingly liberal Democratic Party.
“Everything that has made America America is at stake. That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Biden said in a three-and-a-half-minute video posted Thursday morning.
This brings the field to 19, which is huge.
I hope they select someone sane and electable. I won’t agree with many of their policies, but it would be good to have a US President who is not pathologically disturbed.
A President Biden wouldn’t bother me at all.
Sanders and Warren would be terrible, policy wise.
But will Biden survive the very energised far left base who see him as a relic and far too moderate? I suspect not, sadly.