As speculation mounts about the direction of the Democrat party in the upcoming, 2018 midterm election and the 2020 presidential race, former Vice President Joe Biden has at least one strong supporter in his corner if he decided to toss his hat in the ring.

Biden, who would be 77-years-old during the 2020 campaign and 78 by Inauguration Day 2021, has the approval of his daughter, Ashley, should he decide to take a shot at the brass ring.

Mr. Biden considered entering the 2016, but ultimately decided against it citing the death of his son, Beau, as making the strain of a major campaign too much to bear at the time.

He later said, after the stunning loss of the eventual Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton, that he regretted not running.

The unexpected success of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in racking up a series of primary wins against Clinton no doubt proved to Biden that he would have been a viable alternative to Clinton’s unpopular candidacy.

“If he is in good health, knock on wood, and seeing what the landscape is at the time, yeah, I think he is considering it,” Ashley Biden said in a recent interview with Women’s World Daily.

Although Ms. Biden says she does not talk with her father about a future candidacy on a regular basis, she is “ready to lend her support.”

Addressing directly the issue of age and its implications for the stressful job of president, Ms. Biden said her dad’s health would be a “primary factor in influencing his decision,” adding that he often has more energy than she does.

“I do believe if he is in good health … He is more vivacious and has more energy in his 70s than I do in my 30s. The man is sort of supercharged. So I think, if we get to that point, yeah, I think he will do it,” she said.

Obama’s vice-president was a popular figure in the administration, managing to avoid much of the polarization of the current political atmosphere while seemingly building a strong working relationship with Obama.

The party, however, struggling to turn around several election cycles of losses, is thought to be looking at new blood to lead the way, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, and even former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Failed 2016 candidate, Hillary Clinton, has gone on the record as saying her days as a candidate are over.

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Source: Washington Examiner

 
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