While a number of significant Democratic members have already registered for the presidential race, former Vice President Joe Biden has not yet come to a conclusion over joining the race.
On Monday, the 47th Vice President said that he is closer to make a decision on running for president in 2020.
During an event in Fort Lauderdale, Joe Biden said “The answer is that I’m running the traps on this. I don’t want to make this a fool’s errand. I’m a lot closer [decision] than I was before Christmas, and we’ll make the decision soon.”
“The one thing that’s for certain is we are in my view in a battle for America’s soul. I’m making a decision now whether or not I’m the right person because it’s important, it’s critically important that we change the atmosphere,” he added.
Apart from Joe Biden, former Attorney General Eric Holder is also reportedly considering running for the presidential elections next year. April Ryan from CNN wrote on Twitter that Holder is consulting people about the matter, and that he will soon come to a decision.
After acing the midterm elections in November, Democrats look extremely ardent to repeat the results in presidential elections as well. The race is already in full swing and several Democrats have announced their candidacy.
Former California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced to run for president on Martin Luther King Day this year, tweeting, “I’m running for president. Let’s do this together.”
The Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren became the first major Democratic candidate to announce her candidacy. On December 31, 2018, she tweeted, “I’m launching an exploratory committee for president.”
Besides, Julian Castro, who has served under former President Barack Obama announced his candidacy on January 12, saying, “I’m running for president because it’s time for new leadership.”
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York entrepreneur and founder of Venture of America Andrew Yang, House Democrat from Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard, and mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg, have also confirmed their candidacy for the 2020 presidential elections.
However, John Biden and Eric Holder are still considering whether to run for president or not. A day before, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz also announced that he might run as an independent candidate.
Democrats criticized the decision, thinking that a well-funded third-party candidate could reduce their vote share and provide a second term to Donald Trump. However, in an interview with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, Schultz said that he won’t “do anything to put Donald Trump back in the Oval Office.”
While Trump’s bizarre decisions and skepticism over his relations with Russia have created obstacles in his presidency, the Democratic energy to win the elections might also make it difficult for Trump to win back his position. As the candidate list is still increasing, the results of 2020 elections are likely to turn out interesting.