Joe Biden’s decision to run one more time
Joe Biden’s decision to run one more time. Joe Biden spent a hot August day at his lakefront Delaware home watching hatred on show in Charlottesville, Virginia, where, days earlier, torch-wielding white racists had marched through town. A counter-protester supporting racial equality was killed when a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd. When President Donald Trump blamed the violence on “both sides,” the former vice president says he was stunned. He turned to his closest advisers — his family — to discuss what to do next.
“It really started infiltrating, and the core of this was Charlottesville,” Biden Owens said. “I can tell you that was a major inspiring moment for my brother, and the entire family.”
“The big ‘yes’ started with this,” said Ted Kaufman, Biden’s longtime Senate chief of staff. Nearly two years later, Biden made it official on Thursday when he announced in a video that he would seek the Democratic presidential appointment again. He blasted Trump’s “moral equality between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it” and declared the election a “battle for the soul of this nation.” Biden is placing himself as the anti-Trump, an experienced elder statesman ready to restore stability to Washington.