A call for Biden to run
WASHINGTON – A group of prominent Democratic Party fundraisers on Friday began circulating a letter to encourage a hesitant Vice President Joe Biden to enter the 2016 race for United States. president.
The letter, signed by nearly 50 people, calls the Obama-Biden administration a “spectacular success”. It cites job creation, a lower unemployment rate, new health insurance policies for nearly nine million Americans and the end of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“To finish the job, America needs a leader who is respected both home and abroad, and who understands the real challenges facing American families. In our opinion, the next president must be Joe Biden. If he announces he’s running, we’re all in. It’s a campaign we know he will win,” the letter says.
The signers are donors, Democratic activists and friends of Biden who have yet to throw their full support behind Hillary Clinton, the presumptive front-runner for the Democratic nomination to the November 2016 election.
Their call is the most provocative yet for Biden to take her on and suggests a broad network backing the vice president is beginning to take shape.
The letter makes no mention of Clinton. (Reuters)