Former Vice President Joe Biden hasn’t yet ruled out the possibility of running for president in 2020. “I haven’t decided to run,” he said in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, “but I’ve decided I’m not going to decide not to run. We’ll see what happens.”
Biden has a long career in politics and ran unsuccessfully in 1988 and 2008, and was even considering a 2016 run but voted against it after losing his son Beau Biden to brain cancer in 2015.
“I had planned on running, and I wasn’t running against Hillary or Bernie or anybody else. Honest to God, I thought that I was the best suited for the moment to be president,” Biden said.
“This sounds corny,” Biden joked in the Vanity Fair interview, “but everything the founders did was to erect institutions that made it more difficult to abuse power. That’s why they have three different branches of government. And what really worries me about this administration is the frontal attack on those institutions that, if they were lost, makes the abuse of power so much more available.”
Biden could be the replacement we need to pick up the pieces of what Trump has destroyed.