According to an unnamed source ‘close to’ the Vice President, Joe Biden is leaning heavily in favor of announcing his campaign for president in the coming weeks.
Grassroots excitement over the possibility of a Biden run has inflamed in recent weeks as Hillary Clinton’s support continue to waver amid the ongoing email scandal.
Insiders point to Hillary’s continued slide in the polls coupled with the surprising support garnered by socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders as the key impetus for renewed interest by Team Biden.
Additionally, a Wall Street Journal story notes that Biden fares as well as Hillary in match-ups with Scott Walker and Jeb Bush.
Advisers point both to the strong draft Biden effort in the early primary states along with a reported death-bed plea from Biden’s late son, Beau, to run for the White House as critical motivators for Biden decide against retirement from political life at the end of his term.