Will Beau Biden‘s wish persuade his father to run for president?
Time will tell as Vice President Joe Biden mourns the passing of his son and contemplates whether to take his son’s advice and make a third run for the White House.
As reported by WSJ, before he died, Beau Biden urged his father to run for president. Biden’s other son, Hunter, has also reportedly pushed Biden to run.
The story stressed how much the Biden family is grieving right now and has no intention of focusing on a presidential bid.
Biden ran in 1988 and 2008.
WSJ notes that Biden could affect the race, but the newspaper doesn’t indicate he could win it. “As a sitting vice president with loyal supporters in states that hold early contests,” they write, “he has the potential to scramble the Democratic field.”
As Dick Harpootlian, former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, told the reporters, “It’s no secret that Beau wanted him to run,” he said. “If he does what Beau wanted him to do, he’ll run.”
Biden is expected to make a decision by August.