Former VP Joe Biden announces his presidential run – thank goodness


Scott Eisen

DORCHESTER, MA – APRIL 18: Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in front of a Stop & Shop in support of union workers on April 18, 2019 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Thousands of unionized Stop & Shop workers across New England walked off the job last week in an ongoing strike in response to a proposed contract which the United Food & Commercial Workers union says would cut health care benefits and pensions for employees. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Sydney Lauer, Staff Reporter

Finally, ladies and gentlemen, we have the presidential candidate that will save America. Just last Thursday former Vice President Joe Biden announced his candidacy for the 2020 election by launching a campaign video early Thursday morning on Twitter.

In the first twenty-four hours of his campaign, Biden already raised nearly $6 million and is already a front-runner for the Democratic nomination.

What is different about Joe Biden is the way he tackled the crucial first moments of his campaign. Unlike other candidates, he didn’t immediately start discussing policies he wants to enact or change in the nation. In fact, in his campaign video, there is no mention of current policies, which is what makes Biden special

His campaign video starts off with Biden reciting a quote from our nation’s own Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.”

He then recaps the tragedy at Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. Biden explains that Donald Trump has put our nation’s morals and ethical responsibilities when he rebuked the claims of white supremacy in a speech following the rallies.

“He said there were quote some very fine people on both sides,” Biden said. “With those words, the President of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And in that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime.”

Biden has expressed that after watching Trump run the country for the last two and a half years, the nation needs to come together to “fight for the very soul of this nation.” In order to keep America, America- the people of this nation need to step up.

“If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation,” Biden said. “Who we are. And I cannot stand by and watch that happen.”

Already Biden has taken a clear lead in the race. According to a CNN poll, 39% of Democrats or Democratic-leaning Independents have chosen the former Vice President as their top choice for the Democratic nomination.

Shortly after joining the race, Biden has already picked up endorsements from Democratic Senators Chris Coons (Delaware) and Bob Casey (Pennsylvania). It is also said that Former President Barack Obama was not going to give support of a candidate this early in the primary season.

With overwhelming support from his friends, family, and close staff- Joe Biden is exactly what America needs in order to reverse the damage President Trump has done to this country. With a zero-tolerance for spreading hate and an idealistic campaign for bringing back America’s core values in a new, progressive light- Biden will stand with Americans until the very end in the fight against Trump.

The current President recently and unsurprisingly attacked the new candidate on Twitter, where he said, “Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe, I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty – you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!”

For many Americans, the dream of having former Vice President Joe Biden run again for president has come true. Wanting to continue the Obama mantle, he will surely carry this country towards a better future.