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Joe Biden has longed to be president for decades, but the 2020 campaign — which is likely to be his last shot — is off to a very rocky start.
The man who served for under Barack Obama should be seasoned at the game. After all, Biden first ran for president way back in 1988, although he withdrew before noted political disaster Michael Dukakis secured the Democratic nomination.
Biden - Plate - Decades - Obama - Hillary
Biden stepped up to the plate again two decades later in 2008, trying his best to win against both Obama and Hillary Clinton. He fell short, although that effort did secure him a respectable position as vice president for eight years.
Now, over 30 years since he first tried to reach the White House, Biden is at it again. He’s expected to officially announce his candidacy for the 2020 race on Thursday — but even liberal observers are seeing a tough road ahead.
New - York - Times - Report - Week
A New York Times report this week explained that unlike his far-left rivals, Biden is starting with literally zero dollars in the bank, all while his staff can’t even seem to agree on his campaign launch video.
“His leading rival in the Democratic primary, Senator Bernie Sanders, has amassed $26.6 million across his various political committees, including more than $10 million left over from his 2016 presidential run and 2018 re-election in Vermont,” The Times pointed out. Not bad for a capitalism-bashing socialist.
Biden - Behind
But Biden? He’s a cool $26 million behind.
“Mr. Biden begins at $0, and it would take his raising more than $100,000 every day until Christmas just to match what Mr. Sanders had banked at the start of April,” the newspaper reported.
Field - Vice - President - Favors - Figures
The crowded Democratic field is doing the former vice president no favors. Younger, more liberal figures like Sen. Kamala Harris of California and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg are generating buzz,...
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