g the latest stop on his book tour at the University of Montana in Missoula, former Vice President Joe Biden announced he would make a decision on a 2020 bid within the next two months. But, until then, he says he is the “most qualified person in the country to be president.”
As the crowd applauded, Biden stated, “I’ll be as straight with you as I can. I think I’m the most qualified person in the country to be president. The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that have been in my wheelhouse, that I’ve worked on my whole life.”
In a November Politico/Morning Consult poll, Biden was the leading choice among Democrats, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Beto O’Rourke, so it’s safe to say many would agree with him being the best choice.
Biden said, “No one should run for the job unless they believe that they would be qualified to do the job. I’ve been doing this my whole adult life, and the issues that are the most consequential relating to the plight of the middle class and our foreign policy are things that I have — even my critics would acknowledge I may not be right, but I know a great deal about it.”
The former VP decided not to run against Hillary Clinton in 2016 following the tragic death of his son and has since decided that his run for 2020 will be a family decision. He said, “I have two young grandchildren my son left who love me and adore me and want me around. I want to be there to take care of them, so we’ve got to figure out whether or not this is something we can all do as a family.”
Biden said that he would back the Democratic nominee regardless of his personal decision. “Whether or not I run, whoever runs, I’m going to break my neck to make sure they win. We can’t have four more years.”