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The former Vice-President Joe Biden announces 2020 presidential candidacy.
The former Vice-President Joe Biden, in an online video Thursday, officially announced his candidacy for President in the year 2020, capping off weeks of intrigue and media speculation.
He enters a crowded field of Democratic contenders to topple the target, President Trump — almost 32 years after he announced his first campaign for President. The campaign, Biden is the third for the White house that even unsuccessful runs in 1988 and 2008.
“The fundamental values of this nation, our standing in the world, our democracy, everything that made America — America — on the game. That is why today I am announcing my candidacy for the presidency of the United States,” tweeted Biden early Thursday.
With the announcement, which followed months of deliberations, Biden is a front-runner in an incredibly crowded field of Democratic presidential contenders, all vying to face off next year against Trump.
Biden, along with separate sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont — who is making his second straight White house run-have consistently been at the top of the polls in the race for the democratic nomination.
In Thursday’s video, the former Vice President pointed to the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, in August 2017 on a large white nationalist rally, Biden on the target took trump is the answer, that “there were some very fine people on both sides.”
“With these words, the President assigned to the United, a moral equivalence between those who spread hatred, and those with the courage to stand against you,” Biden asked. “And in this moment, I’ve life the new threat to this nation was different than any I had seen in my. I wrote at the time, the battle for the soul of this nation. Now, this is even more true today. We are in the battle for the soul of this nation.”
Biden argues that “when we Donald Trump, eight years in the White house, he will be forever and fundamentally changed the character of this nation, who we are, and I can’t stand by and watch what happens.”
Biden is expected, after the announcement of his first high-dollar fundraiser at the Philadelphia home of Comcast executive David Cohen on Thursday night and appear in a local union hall in Pittsburgh on Monday.
The former Delaware Senator has been weeks since the rally of the potential donors in an effort to get some momentum, noting that Sanders and former Rep. Beto O ‘ Rourke from Texas, to raise $6 million within 24 hours after the presentation of their candidacy.
Biden had long been his eye on his presidency: In June of 1987, Biden’s first bid for the 1988 democratic nomination.The then-senator from Delaware was one of the candidates to be stronger in the emerging Democratic field. But three months in his campaign, he made headlines face that he had plagiarized a speech by British politician Neil Kinnock. The incident sparked a controversy, knock Biden out of the race even before the start of the primaries and Caucasus.
Biden ran for a second time for the democratic nomination in the 2008 cycle, declared his candidacy in January 2007. Despite its long history, his campaign never caught lightning in a bottle.
There are also some very well-made gaffes, including his description, and then-Sen. Barack Obama.
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said at the time. “I mean, this is a picture book, man.” The comments quickly spells trouble for Biden, forcing him to apologize.
S Biden ‘ offer also overshadowed by Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, the fight at the end, in a historic and marathon quest for the nomination. Biden dropped out of the race after I in the fifth in the Iowa caucus, reach less than one percent of the votes.
But seven months later, when Obama selected Biden as his running mate. The pair won the November 2008 election and were re-elected in 2012.
Biden is seriously considering another run for the White house in 2016, but coming to terms with the death of his oldest son Beau, the Vice-President announced in October 2015, he would not start an action.
Speaking from the podium in the Rose Garden, Biden stated that he was emotionally drained by the death of his son, and stressed that “no one has the right … to seek the office, unless you are willing to give it 110 percent, who you are.”
But the decision not to run, pursued him. He is listed in early 2016, that he regretted not running “every day.”
Trump upset victory over Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections changed the dynamic for Biden. He soon became a vocal critic of the Republicans in the White house, and the speculation came up that Biden is superior to a final presidency candidacy in the year 2020 would be. Travel to New Hampshire in the year 2017 and after Iowa, South Carolina and Iowa in the year 2018, fueled the flames.
Biden dropped a big hint of its forthcoming 2020 campaign at the beginning of March. After a walk on the podium at the at the annual meeting of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) , chants of “run, Joe, run”, the union’s audience, Biden said: “I appreciate the energy you showed when I was up here. Save it a little longer. Maybe I have it in a couple of weeks.”
The comments brought a standing ovation from the mostly blue collar crowd that Biden feels he can count, as he runs for President.
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At the beginning of April, Biden told reporters: “I’m very close to the decision, before you all relatively soon.” Asked why they responded to the hold-up, Biden quickly, “The hold-up is all.”
At the time, Biden also pushed back against the perception that he is a moderate in a party that is always in motion to the left. He defended himself, saying he’ll stack his record against “everyone who has run or who to run now, or who.”
And the highlight of his early public push for same-sex marriage, while the Obama administration, he said, “I’m not sure, if no one else came out and said that they are for gay marriage.”
Biden was born on November 20, 1942, and lived in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for ten years, until he with his family to Delaware. He was elected to the bar in 1969 and to the New castle city Council in 1970. He won, what was from the beginning a long-shot election to the Senate win two years later, the sixth-youngest senator in the history of the nation. He was re-elected six times prior to the resignation in 2009 to take on the responsibilities as vice president.
In his almost four decades in the Senate, he was a longtime member and former Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
But Biden on the role of Chairman of the legal Committee in the year 1991, during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas is still controversial, today as it was almost three decades in time.
In March he complained of the influence of the “white man’s “culture” and laments his own role in the hearings, the undermining of witness Anita Hill’s credibility. Biden said that Hill, who is black, were not should be compelled, before a panel of “a bunch of white guys” was nominated about their sexual harassment allegations against Thomas, who is President George H. W. Bush.
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“To this day I do not regret could come up with a way to give her the kind of hearing they deserve,” he said. “I wish I could have done something.”
But his comments ridicule triggered by a lot of women, which argued that, as the Chairman of the Committee, he had the power to do something.
Biden married his wife Neilia in 1966. In 1972, shortly after his election to the Senate, his wife and their daughter Naomi accident were killed in a car. Sons Beau and Hunter Biden survived. He married his second and current wife, Jill, five years later.
Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.