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PoliticsObama staying on the sidelines as Biden gets ready to launch 2020 campaign

18:35  24 april  2019
18:35  24 april  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce he's running for president next week.That's according to three people with knowledge of Biden's plans.Biden will enter the race as a Democratic front-runner, although the 76-year-old faces questions about his age and whether his more moderate record fits with a party that has become more liberal. The announcement is expected as early as Wednesday and would cap months of deliberation over his political future. The people with knowledge of Biden's plans insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The Atlantic first reported Biden's decision.

Former Vice President Joe Biden could kick off his 2020 presidential campaign as soon as next month. If he does decide to join the race, Biden would arguably be the most experienced candidate. Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and

Mr. Biden missed the chance to recruit top-level aides, including former Obama advisers, women and people of color, because he had not formalized his campaign . Mr. Biden has used his time on the sideline to some advantage. Aides have put him through so-called murder board sessions on his

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Former Vice President Joe Biden’s expected to declare his candidacy for president on Thursday.

But when he does, don’t expect his running mate for two election cycles – former President Barack Obama – to speak out in support of Biden’s 2020 bid.


The 44th president plans to remain on the sidelines right now in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Two sources familiar with Obama’s thinking say the former president has made clear he doesn’t plan on endorsing early in the primary process — if at all. They add that Obama prefers to let the candidates make their cases directly to the voters and that former first lady Michelle Obama feels the same way.

Obama offers support for Joe Biden, but stops short of formally endorsing his presidential campaign

Obama offers support for Joe Biden, but stops short of formally endorsing his presidential campaign Former President Barack Obama expressed support for the Democratic presidential candidate.

Biden is polling well, but still has not made a decision on a presidential run in 2020 . Nick Maybanks, a 42-year-old Democratic voter from Cedar Rapids, said Biden ’s wavering on whether to launch a campaign “puts him a couple of paces back.” Biden advisers say he can afford to get a later start.

As Possible Rivals Pass On 2020 Race, Biden May See A Path Clearing. Former Vice President Joe Biden has yet to announce whether he will run for president in 2020 , but But their decision to pass on the race could be an indication that an even bigger candidate is close to launching a campaign

While he’s remaining neutral, Obama has met over the past several months with a number of candidates in the large field of Democratic 2020 contenders — offering guidance from someone who’s gone through what they’re going through now.

The backing of the former president, who remains extremely popular with Democrats, would be highly coveted by the White House hopefuls.


Biden has described himself in recent weeks as an “Obama-Biden Democrat, and I’m proud of it.”

While Biden will highlight his eight years as vice president under Obama, he isn’t the only contender in the field who served in the former president’s administration.

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who launched his campaign in January, served as Health and Human Services secretary in Obama’s second term.

Obama's comment in January that "new blood" was needed in politics raised eyebrows, considering that Biden is 76 years old.

Poll: Biden gets 6-point launch bounce.
The former vice president is now the first choice of more than a third of those who plan to participate in their state’s Democratic primary or caucus. The margin of error is plus or minus 1 percentage point. Biden’s mini-surge gives him a 14-point lead over the second-place candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is at 22 percent. The two septuagenarians are the only candidates in double figures in the poll, though the next tier is crowded. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is third, at 9 percent, followed closely by South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 8 percent. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.

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