Even though 2019 has just begun, it already feels like 2020 as Democrats announce their aspiration for a presidential run.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced her run and several others are expected to announce their candidacy at the top of the year.
Running in 2020 will be no easy task, Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected by many to announce his candidacy soon.
In a New York Times report, writers Kevin Sack and Alexander Burns explained how Biden strategically worked to avoid the mistakes that have sunk other Democrats, thus setting himself up for a smooth campaign in 2020.
“So long as a campaign remains possible, Mr. Biden has appeared mindful of the political backlash against the last Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, for earning millions by speaking to private interests in the run-up to 2016, and for her family foundation’s acceptance of huge sums from corporate and foreign donors,” they wrote.
“He has imposed telling restrictions on his moneymaking and fund-raising activities: Mr. Biden does not speak for pay to corporate, advocacy or foreign groups and does not consult or sit on boards, said Bill Russo, his spokesman. His nonprofits do not accept contributions from abroad, and the Biden Cancer Initiative does not take money from drug companies,” he said.
Read the full report here.