Former US Vice President Joe Biden announced today that he will be running for the Democratic Party primaries to run for his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election.
“The fundamental values of this nation … our position in the world … our democracy … everything that America has done – America – is at stake, that is why today I announce my candidacy for the United States Presidency. “Biden wrote on his Twitter account.
The tweet of the former vice president during Barack Obama’s term (2009-2017) is accompanied by a video entitled: “Joe Biden for president: America is an idea”.
With this announcement, there are already 20 candidates who have confirmed that they will fight for the Democratic candidacy for the 2020 elections.
Since the beginning of the year, the Biden team was studying to appear and, according to sources consulted by the CNN news network, already has its first campaign event scheduled for next Monday in Pittsbutgh (Pennsylvania).
Then it will continue with a route in which it will tour the states of Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire, the first to vote.
Biden was already a presidential candidate in 1988 and 2008, although he lost in both races and went along with Obama in his two elections and terms.
In 2015, before the last presidential election that gave the victory to Donald Trump, Biden refused to register his candidacy to avoid competing against the then Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.
A few weeks ago, the former vice president led a controversy in which he had to promise that he would be more “respectful” and will take into account the “personal space” of the people, after being accused by four women of inappropriate touching.
“Throughout my career, I have always tried to establish a human connection (with people), because I believe that is my responsibility.” I hold hands, I hug people, I grab men and women by the shoulders and tell them, ‘You can get this,’ “he argued.
Biden said that, recently, “social norms have begun to change, have evolved, and barriers to protect personal space have been modified.”
A score of Democratic candidates have gone to the race to obtain the presidential nomination for 2020.
Currently, the polls place Senator Bernie Sanders at the helm, followed by Biden, despite not formally announcing his candidacy. Next up are the mayor of South Bend (Indiana), Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris and fifth place Beto O’Rourke.