Joe Biden. He’s…running pic.twitter.com/v6kzu6ArNf
— Rebecca Buck (@RebeccaBuck) September 3, 2018
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was seen running in the Pittsburgh’s Labour Day parade this afternoon, and observers took it as a sign that he will run for president in 2020.
Rebecca Berg, a reporter for CNN, noted that Biden, who is 75, has been present for the parade, one of the largest in the U.S., many times in the past.
When asked directly if it meant he would run for president, Biden, who was dressed in casual pants and a golf shirt, shrugged it off, repeating what he has said previously, which is that he will make a decision by January 2019.
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (@PittsburghPG) September 3, 2018
Biden also hasn’t ruled it out. He has even asserted that some polls show that he is currently more popular than President Donald Trump and would beat him if he ran. Some Americans believe he is the Democrats’ best hope to oust Trump in 2020.
There was much discussion back in 2015 about why Biden decided not to run at that time, a choice he has admitted he regretted many times after Trump was elected. At the time it was clear that Hillary Clinton was the Democratic frontrunner.
In 2014 Biden and then-President Barack Obama were filmed jogging through the White House in support of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign. (Once again, in shirtsleeves, ties only slightly loosened, and dress shoes.)
Biden paid tribute to Republican Senator John McCain in a moving speech at McCain’s funeral in in Phoenix last week.