On Thursday, the former US Vice President Joe Biden made known is plan to enter the 2020 White House race. With this decision of his, he is joining the numerous candidates already running on the Democratic Party platform.
In a tweet accompanied by a three-and-a-half minute video, Biden said he couldn’t stand idly by while US President Donald Trump “fundamentally altered the character of this nation”.
“The core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy… everything that has made America — America — is at stake,” he wrote in the post. “That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.”
Before he officially disclosed this, Biden, who served eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president, led most surveys of Democratic voters. The Real Clear Politics poll aggregate puts him a favourite with 29.3 per cent support, followed by independent Senator Bernie Sanders at 23 per cent.