The septuagenarian former Vice President Joe Biden made offer arguably the most definitive indication of his intent in the 2020 presidential race this week.
After his very public endorsement of a mayoral candidate in New Hampshire — the second most important primary state — he granted an interview with InStyle magazine almost as if it was a setup.
And in the interview, the obvious question was asked: are you running in 2020? His not-so-non-reply went thusly: “I haven’t decided to run.
But I’ve decided I’m not going to decide not to run. We’ll see what happens.”
In Democrat politi-speak that’s about as close as one can get to announcing for president without actually doing so.
Buckle up, folks.
This could be the fight that should’ve been in 2016.
Here’s more from Daily Caller…
In a move sure to stir talk about a 2020 presidential run, Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed the Democratic candidate for mayor in Manchester, New Hampshire Friday morning.
Democrat Joyce Craig has also received help from Rep. John Delaney — who has already declared his 2020 candidacy — and rumored 2020 candidates former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. WMUR first reported that Biden endorsed Craig.
New Hampshire is the first primary state in the nation.
Biden spoke to InStyle magazine in a recent profile ahead of the release of his memoir, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.”
“I haven’t decided to run,” Biden said. “But I’ve decided I’m not going to decide not to run. We’ll see what happens.”