Biden 2020? Don’t count it out.
Fans of the 47th vice president received some heartening news Wednesday when Joe Biden‘s youngest brother, Frank, called into The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM and declared that the 74-year-old “absolutely” could run for president again.
“Absolutely. Absolutely. Why anyone would think otherwise, I don’t know,” he said. “And there are a whole lot of people down here in Florida looking forward to it.”
The younger Biden, who initially identified himself as simply “Frank from West Palm Beach” before outing himself as the former vice president’s brother, also spoke of Joe’s moral strength — which was evident after the politician lost his son Beau to brain cancer in 2015, which followed the losses of his first wife and 13-month-old daughter in a 1972 car accident.
“You have to wonder how my lovely brother can put his feet on the floor every morning with the losses he’s endured. And that speaks to his character,” he said, adding that “obviously Joe is my hero.”
The former Delaware senator previously ran for president in 1987 and 2007, before joining Barack Obama’s winning ticket in 2008.
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Frank Biden also told Smerconish he feels Americans across the political spectrum have come to appreciate the longtime politician’s honesty.
“If you look at it objectively, Joe is one of the few people in the United States who commands respect from the right and the left based on the fact that you might not like what Joe says, but you can take to the bank that whatever he says is true.”