Jim Hickey’s American Politics

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Biden visits three early primary states, but remains a Presidential afterthought

The Democratic party may have been expecting a procession to the Presidential nomination for the 2016 election for Hilary Clinton, but Vice President Joe Biden could throw a spanner into the works, The Atlantic reports. Biden has made public statements claiming to be considering a run for the Democratic nomination, but has yet to establish an organization designed to raise money or handle his campaign. Daniel Amen points out it does appear as though the campaign has already begun for Biden, with trips to the three states with an early say in the Presidential campaign.

72 year old Biden has already made public appearances is Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in 2015, beating all his major rivals to the states in his role as the Vice President. Unlike the majority of Democrats, Biden maintains there is no clear front runner for the nomination and will make his final decision as the Summer arrives and the Obama Administration begins to wind down its actions. The major problem facing Biden is the fact he has already run the Presidency twice and could be too affiliated with Obama to have widespread support.

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