Sunday 30 April 2017

Aide hints Joe Biden will seek Democratic nomination for presidency

Joe Biden (right) may yet enter the race to succeed Barack Obama
Joe Biden (right) may yet enter the race to succeed Barack Obama

US vice-president Joe Biden sent a clear signal through his political team that not only might he enter the presidential race soon, he has a strategy prepared that he thinks could win.

After the first Democratic debate softened concerns about front-runner Hillary Clinton there was much speculation that there was no obvious rationale for Mr Biden to run.

But in a letter to former Biden staffers, one of Mr Biden's closest advisers traced the contours of the argument the vice-president would make, and suggested a decision could be imminent.

Former senator Ted Kaufman said, if Mr Biden runs, it will be because of his "burning conviction" to restore opportunity to the middle class.

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