It's an uphill climb for old Grandpa Joe from Delaware, but I'm telling you that if he runs, I'll be all in for him.
It would be Joe's third bite at the big apple, and his first two runs ended rather quickly. He made it further in 1988 before he was derailed by a plagiarism scandal. He admits, he messed up. In 2008, he ran a credible campaign, but he came up short against Barack Obama.
Biden and Obama ended up as perhaps the closest Vice President and President in history.
My admiration for Joe Biden, however, goes back years. As a man, he's suffered and endured more pain than many. He endured the personal pain of losing loved ones, certainly, but Biden also survived an often fatal brain aneurysm. One thing that his personal pain has done is that it's humbled him.
That's why, even though he would be 78 years of age when inaugurated in 2021, I would enthusiastically support him. Joe Biden, unlike our current occupant of the Oval Office, understands what it's like on Main Street, USA. He's just Joe. That's why we love him.
I don't think there's a better embodiment of what it should be to be a Democrat than Joe Biden, but I also know that Biden knows how to get things done in government. He's an expert having stalked the halls of the U.S. Senate for years. He can heal the nation.
It's a long shot. There will be others running, and I know people will have their doubts. I'm just saying that I hope Joe Biden runs and that I get the chance to support him just one more time. Say the word, Joe, and I'm in.