Former Vice President Joe Biden has launched a new super PAC to support Democratic candidates, triggering speculation that he intends to run for president in 2020.
The super PAC, called “American Possibilities,” is about getting way from what Biden sees as the “negativity, the pettiness, the small-mindedness of our politics,” he wrote in an email to his supporters. He claimed that the focus of the PAC would be on moving toward, electing Democrat candidates who “dream big.”
Greg Schultz, Biden’s former political director has been appointed as the executive director for the PAC.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Biden ran for president in 1988 and 2008, before serving two terms as former President Barack Obama’s vice president. The vice president also served for 36 years in the Senate representing Delaware.
After considering a potential bid in the 2016 election, Biden dropped out after the passing of his son Beau.
As an advisor to Biden told the New York Times, the former vice president is at least partially driven by a desire to remain on the political platform in the next presidential election: “He loves politics: He doesn’t see it as some unpleasant necessity to govern, he sees it as a joyous enterprise… it is driven by a desire to be seen as a 2020 player: Whether he runs or not, he knows he is a more significant figure if he is in the mix, and he sees no reason to take himself out of it.”