Joe Biden was supposed to announce his run for president in 2020 on Wednesday, but for some reason was pushed back a day. The campaign also decided at the last minute to change the location of his first live appearance.
FOX News reports:
Biden’s 2020 campaign launch pushed to Thursday: sources
Joe Biden’s long-awaited 2020 presidential bid announcement has been pushed back to Thursday, with plans for the former vice president to follow up with an appearance in Pittsburgh next week, Fox News has learned.
The lead-up to Biden’s campaign launch has been clouded by confusion. While initial indications pointed to a Wednesday kick-off, sources familiar with the planning now say Biden will make his candidacy for the presidency official on Thursday in a video announcement.
At this point, the Pittsburgh event is slated for Monday.
“The theme for the announcement is going to be ‘the battle for the soul of America,’” said one source close to Biden’s inner circle, who asked for anonymity to speak more freely…
A source told Fox News last week that Wednesday was the likely day of the launch. But those plans changed.
There have also been dueling reports about where Biden would go during and after the launch.
This is not a good way for Biden to kick off his campaign. According to an insider, things are not going well behind the scenes.
Ex-Joe Biden Aide Trashes 2020 Preparations: ‘Never Seen Anything So Half-Assed’
Former Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly expected to jump into the 2020 Democrat presidential primary next week ― but some in the Democrat elder’s orbit are worrying that his campaign-in-waiting is already in disarray.
“I’ve never seen anything so half-assed,” one unnamed former Biden aide told TIME. “They’re improvising and doing last-minute planning. The guy has been running for President since 1987 and can’t figure the basics out, like where to stand on his first day? This should make everyone very nervous.”
“The guy’s best day is the day he announces,” another source, described as a Biden “insider,” told the magazine. “Everything after that gets worse.”
If this is accurate, Joe Biden may not be the Democratic front runner for very long.