Joe Biden and Beto O'Rourke could team up for a 2020 presidential run but Bernie Sanders is way more popular
O'Rourke made big news during the midterm elections running against Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and facing a close loss. However, his supporters aren't done with him yet.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly considering Texas Democratic Representative Beto O'Rourke to be his running mate if Biden runs for the White House during the 2020 presidential elections. O'Rourke made big news during the midterm elections while running against Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and faced a close loss in the polls, however, his supporters aren't done with him yet and want to see him run for 2020.
Reports stated that considering O'Rourke's popularity, advisers touted the Texan politician to run with Biden. Biden, aged 76, has reportedly been wondering if he is too old to make a run for the presidency, considering this 46-year-old O'Rourke's relative youth could work in his favor.
If Biden chooses O'Rourke to be his running mate, it would help him attract young voters in a potential run against President Donald Trump. O'Rourke, however, as of Friday, had not decided whether he will launch his own bid for presidency in 2020 elections.
According to a recent poll, the top choice for progressives is Senator Bernie Sanders. The straw polls conducted by the progressive political action committee Democracy for America stated Vermont's independent lawmaker is leading the 2020 field so far with 36 percent of the support, followed by Biden at 15 percent and O'Rourke at 12 percent.
Sanders, however, has not formally declared any intention to run for president yet. While talking to reporters last week, the Vermont lawmaker said that he would "make that decision when I think it's appropriate."
“If, and that is an if, I do decide to run, we’re going to be taking on the pharmaceutical industry and the insurance industry, and Wall Street,” Sanders told NBC News. “And all of the powerful special interests who now control much of what goes in Congress.”