Andrew Sharp Delaware News Journal Published 10:16 AM EDT Mar 22, 2019 As Joe Biden continues his not-campaign for president in 2020, here's a look at recent news and commentary on the former vice president and his chances. Progressives suspicious of frontrunner Joe Biden's record over a long political career has some progressives unenthusiastic about his campaign, despite his frontrunner status. The AP took a look at that debate. AP: Joe Biden faces a challenge winning over progressives for 2020 bid Biden reportedly planning how to deal with age concerns Biden is weighing plans to address concerns about his age by pledging to leave office after one term, or by announcing a running mate early, the New York Times reports. NYT: Joe Biden weighing unique steps to reassure voters concerned about his age Trying to overcome record may backfire, New Republic argues Alex Shephard of the New Republic analyzed progressive objections to Joe Biden: his age, ties to the … [Read more...] about Joe Biden 2020: Buzz about the not-yet candidate for president
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ELANA SCHOR Associated Press Published 9:17 AM EST Mar 8, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden isn't a presidential candidate yet. But with two key rivals already getting out of the way, the former vice president has more space to court voters who could help him claim the Democratic nomination. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he wouldn't run for president, following an announcement earlier this week from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that he would also sit out 2020. Both men have vastly different political profiles. Brown has deep connections to blue-collar, union-friendly voters in the Midwest while Bloomberg saw his path to the nomination run through centrists uncomfortable with the party's move to the left. But together, their decisions could give Biden a greater opportunity to appeal to the middle-America voters who sided with President Donald Trump in 2016 and could be crucial to Democratic hopes of winning back the White House. "I think it certainly … [Read more...] about Joe Biden 2020 decision: Brown, Bloomberg exits could boost former VP
close Video Is rumored 2020 hopeful Joe Biden already caving to the resistance? The former vice president and potential 2020 White House contender backtracks after calling Vice Present Pence a 'decent guy.' PROGRAMMING ALERT: Watch Colin Reed on "The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino" on Wednesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. ET. These days, the political world is waiting on bated breath for Joe Biden. His every utterance is parsed for clues about a presidential campaign that seems more inevitable with each passing moment. News that the former vice president had hired staff in New Hampshire and South Carolina set off a flurry of speculation. So did the revelation that his family supported a third White House bid. Polls – both nationally and in the early states – show him at or near the top of the heap of contenders. Assuming Biden makes it official, he will encounter a far different political climate than his last two White House attempts in 1988 and 2008. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden 2020 decision: Has the Democratic Party already moved on?
Jessica Bies Delaware News Journal Published 9:04 AM EST Mar 5, 2019 If Joe Biden, currently 76, were elected commander in chief, he'd be 78 years old by the time he was sworn in, displacing Donald Trump as the oldest person elected president of the United States. The debate is already raging: Is Biden too old to run for president? The question of age has roiled Democratic politics since the midterms, according to a story from the Associated Press. Other presidential contenders include Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, 69, and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, 77, as well as Massachusetts's governor, 73-year-old William Weld. President Donald Trump is 72. The youngest candidates by far are Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Tulsi Gabbard, the 37-year-old congresswoman from Hawaii. Legally, you have to be 35 to run for president. Find out how old each presidential candidate is below. Only those who have … [Read more...] about How old is Joe Biden? 2020 presidential election candidates by age
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jeremy C. Fox Globe Correspondent January 18, 2019 He’s not even running — yet — but former vice president Joe Biden appears to be a shoo-in for Congressman Stephen F. Lynch’s endorsement if Biden seeks the presidency in 2020.“I hold him in extremely high regard, I do, personally and professionally,” Lynch told the Globe at a news conference Friday outside his South Boston home. “So either he would have to not be a candidate, or . . . someone would really have to stand out” to win his support.Biden said in December that he considers himself ‘‘the most qualified person in the country’’ to hold the Oval Office and that he would decide whether to run early this year. Advertisement Lynch called Friday’s conclave to blast President Trump for blocking a planned trip to Afghanistan … [Read more...] about Who’s aboard the Joe Biden 2020 train? Stephen Lynch.