President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are a legendary pairing, and Biden in particular has managed to stay in the spotlight as the star of a hilarious meme about him pranking President-Elect Donald Trump. But it didn't seem like Biden was joking this week when he announced that he might run for president in 2020, The Los Angeles Times reports.
Biden was at the Capitol to oversee discussion about cancer research funding, and talking to reporters afterward. Our VP was already emotional when he began talking to the press – it had just been announced that the cancer funding initiatives would be named after Biden’s son Beau, who died of brain cancer last year (a huge factor in why Biden chose not to run for president in 2016, according to CNN).
When he was asked about running, the Vice President said, “Yeah, I am. I am going to run in 2020.” Although, he also admitted, “I’m not committing not to run…I learned a long time ago—fate has a strange way of intervening.”
In response to Biden’s major hint about the future, Jon Cooper, a key figure in the efforts to bring Biden into the 2016 race, bought out web domains like “draftbiden2020.com” and “runjoerun2020.com,” The Wall Street Journal reports. Better safe than sorry, right?
Although it would definitely be exciting to have four more years of Biden memes (and, you know, good governance), it’s still pretty early to take Biden’s announcement seriously. Sources also point out that Biden would be 77 years old leading up to Election Day 2020, which would make him the oldest person to ever run for president.