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Biden Expected to Announce Presidential Bid on Wednesday

After two years of hand wringing and consternation, the former vice president appears ready to announce his decision.

By NTK Staff | 04.19.2019 @8:47am
Biden Expected to Announce Presidential Bid on Wednesday

Former Vice President Joe Biden is officially running for president, according to a report from The Atlantic’s Edward-Isaac Dovere. The announcement is expected to come in the form of a video released on Wednesday, April 24.

“Seriously, he’s actually made a decision,” Dovere wrote in the piece’s second paragraph.

The core of Biden’s argument to voters will be that “the response to Donald Trump requires an experienced, calm hand to help America take a deep breath and figure out a way to get back on track.”

And he believes the primary, which many think could trip up Biden because the party is remarkably different than the one he rose up with, might actually be easier to win than most think:

[H]e sees a clear path down the middle of the party, especially with Bernie Sanders occupying a solid 20 percent of the progressive base, and most of the other candidates fighting for the rest. And the announcement comes at a moment when many in the party have become anxious about Sanders’s strength, with some beginning to wonder if Biden might be the only sure counterweight to stop him from getting the nomination.

After the video’s release, which will contain footage of Biden at his childhood home, Biden’s team is debating next steps. Two potential options for launch event sites include the famous “Rocky Steps” in Philadelphia, where he’s likely to open his campaign headquarters, or Charlottesville, Virginia, the site of a 2017 neo-Nazi march.

Charlottesville was the event that first led Biden to speak out forcefully against Trump, and by going there he could use the event as a rallying point for “the battle for the soul of this nation” that he’s been talking about since Trump refused to condemn the white supremacists that weekend.

The clock is ticking, and a decision from Biden and his team will need to be made quickly. But rest assured, Biden entering the race will upend everyone’s plans, at least for the time being.

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