Biden: I’m Going to Run for President in 2020
By Solange Reyner
Vice President Joe Biden might not be calling it quits just yet.
The 74-year-old told reporters Monday he was “going to run in 2020 . . . for president,” and, when probed further, paused before saying he was not counting it out.
“I am not committed to anything,” he told reporters, per The Hill. “I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening.”
Biden thought about running in 2016 but dropped out in late 2015 after deciding he could not mount a winning campaign following the death of his son, Beau, to cancer.
“As my family and I have worked through the grieving process,” he said then. “I’ve said all along that it may very well be that that process, by the time we get through it, closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president. I’ve concluded it has closed.”
The former U.S. senator campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and ran for president in 1988 and 2008. In January, he told CNN he had regrets about not entering the race, but “it was the right decision for my family and for me.”