Uncle Joe is ready to go.

Courtesy of CNBC:

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his team have hired over a dozen senior advisors from President Barack Obama’s administration for his upcoming 2020 campaign for president, CNBC has learned.

Many of these people didn’t work within Biden’s office throughout Obama’s tenure as president, but they have extensive campaign experience ranging from political consulting to communications, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter.

Since their time in the Obama White House, some of these aides have gone on to work on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and later helped Democrats retake the U.S. House of Representatives during the 2018 congressional midterm elections, these people said.

Numerous former Obama White House advisors who have been brought on to work with Biden’s team, have yet to hear where the campaign will be headquartered. But they expect it will be either in Delaware or Pennsylvania. Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and as a Senator, represented the First State for over three decades.

I am hearing Wednesday identified as the day of the announcement. 

I continue to have doubts that Biden can survive the primary process, but I have no doubt he would destroy Trump in the general election. 

I think right now my top five candidates are the following:

Joe Biden

Kamala Harris

Beto O’Rourke

Elizabeth Warren

Pete Buttigieg

(Yeah, I am as surprised as you are that I included Mayor Pete, but the guy has some serious chops and he seems virtually fearless.)

I would suggest that any combination of the above would be a strong ticket in 2020, though I would strenuously urge whoever wins the nomination to make sure it does not just feature two white males.  

Of course in my heart of hearts, I am hoping that the Democratic ticket will face off against a Mike Pence and his running mate because Donald Trump has been removed from office.