The Atlantic

Joe Biden Is Running for President

The former vice president has finally decided he’s in, and he’s announcing in less than a week. Now he just has to finish putting a campaign together.

Joe Biden is running. The former vice president will make his candidacy official with a video announcement next Wednesday, according to people familiar with the discussions who have been told about them by top aides.

Seriously, he’s actually made a decision. It’s taken two years of back-and-forth, it’ll be his third (or, depending on how you count, seventh) try for the White House, and many people thought he wouldn’t do it, but the biggest factor reshaping the 2020 Democratic-primary field is locking into place.

He wants this. He really wants this. He’s wanted this since he was first elected to the Senate, in 1972, and he’s decided that he isn’t too old, isn’t too out of sync with the current

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Atlantic

The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
Berlin Has Become an Unlikely Home for China’s Expat Artists
The German capital offers not only freedom, but also invites people to provoke and challenge orthodoxy.
The Atlantic6 min readSociety
The British Empire's Homophobia Lives On in Former Colonies
NAIROBI—When the Nigerian writer Unoma Azuah was growing up in the Asaba Niger Delta, she once asked her grandmother about a teenage boy in her village with an effeminate aura whom others would tease, calling him a girl. Her grandmother replied that
The Atlantic8 min read
The Stress of Combat Is No Excuse
In war, the temptation to take revenge is strong. Fighting that temptation is a commanding officer’s job.