Apparently, Joe Biden isn’t very superstitious, and that seems more than a little unnerving, doesn’t it?
Biden is no spring chicken, having been sniffing hair around Washington DC for decades at this point, first as a Senator and later as the Vice President to Barack Obama. Now, with a 2020 campaign fully underway to take the presidency for himself, Biden is in the midst of choosing a running mate, and has stated that he’d like the decision to be made before August 1.
Yet, despite this, he has apparently already started putting together his transition team to help him get reacclimatized to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Joe Biden has assembled a planning team to assist the former vice president in having a smooth transition to the White House next year should he defeat President Trump in November.
Biden tapped former Sen. Ted Kaufman, D-Del., to lead the early transition team efforts. Kaufman was appointed to fill out Biden’s senate seat when he became vice president and also led Biden’s transition team in 2008 and 2009.
Kauffman said they are in “very early stages of pre-transition planning” to ensure a Biden Administration is prepared to immediately tackle the many challenges facing America right now.
His team looked to downplay the premature nature of these decisions by claiming that Biden was in some sort of unique situation.
“The next president will confront an ongoing global health pandemic and inherit an economy in its worst shape since the Great Depression,” Kaufman said in a statement. “No one will have taken office facing such daunting obstacles since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Joe Biden is prepared to meet these urgent challenges on the day he is sworn in as president, and begin the hard work of addressing the public health crisis and rebuilding an economy that puts working families first.”
One can’t help but feel like this is a lot like taking your foot off the gas to celebrate with still a few laps to go.