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Team Biden Brainstorms for Possible 2020 Presidential Run

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By    |   Friday, 09 March 2018 11:28 AM

Aides to Joe Biden, the former vice president, are brainstorming outside-the-box plans for a possible Biden run at for president in 2020, Politico reported Friday.

Potential ideas include either announcing his run very early or very late in the primary process, so he would either lead the field of candidates, or stand out in the crowd once it is filled, according to the report. 

Other ideas include skipping Iowa and New Hampshire and focusing on South Carolina, where he has seen strong support, naming a running mate right away, possibly someone not involved in politics, and making an appeal to Republicans who are against President Donald Trump instead of only to fellow Democrats.

Another idea that some donors and supporters have noted: Biden announcing that he would only serve one term, selling voters on a "reset presidency," Politico reported.

In that idea, Biden would add a younger Democratic running mate and cast himself as the elder statesmen preparing for the next generation.

One person involved in the discussions said in the report that Biden is "thinking through a million unconventional options, because there is an acknowledgment that this could be an unconventional campaign."

While Biden wants to be president, he acknowledges his age — he will be 78 two weeks after Election Day in 2020.

At a campaign stop for Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania, Biden took aim at the divisions in current politics. "I worry about the left and the right in American politics insisting on 'only my way," Biden said

"Looking at the environment, it's hard for someone who's spent his life in public service to say, 'I don't think I can play any role in fixing this,'" a person who's been involved in the Biden brainstorming told Politico.

A Rasmussen poll earlier in March showed that Democratic voters would prefer Biden over other possible candidates such as Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

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