[Ed. – Is Crazy Joe really back?]
Joe Biden will be running for President of the United States in 2020 — no ifs, ands or buts, at least according to Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball.”
“I’ve talked to his family. He’s running. OK? Fact,” Matthews said Friday following an appearance at NBC10 promoting his new book, “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.”
Biden, President Obama’s vice president and a popular seven-time senator from Delaware, is a “regular guy,” Matthews says, who would rather summer at casual Rehoboth Beach than tony Martha’s Vineyard.
It’s Biden’s everyday sensibility that could help him attract working-class whites, a group Matthews believes Democrats need to woo once again.
“The Democrats gotta get back to being the party of regular people: firefighters, waitresses, cops. Regular people,” Matthews said. “I don’t like talking ethnically, but that’s a fact. They’ve lost the working class whites and they’ve got to get them back.”
Biden has been opaque about his intentions for the 2020 election cycle. He told Vanity Fair last month that he hadn’t made up his mind.