Senator Joe Biden officially announces bid for presidency

MSNBC has the scoop:

Sen. Joe Biden on Sunday told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.

“I am running for president” he told “Meet the Press” anchor Tim Russert. “I’m going to be Joe Biden, and I’m going to try to be the best Biden I can be. If I can, I got a shot. If I can’t, I lose.”

The senator from Delaware went on to say that he will be filing the necessary paperwork to create an exploratory committee by the end of the month.

Biden, who is the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is considered one of the Democrats’ most experience spokesmen on international affairs.

He has about $3.5 million in his campaign account. The exploratory committee will help him raise money and gauge support. He’s already campaigned in early voting states such as New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada.

He also said he thinks the administration “knows” it has “lost” the Iraq war and is simply trying to “postpone disaster.”

No word yet from him on how he will further try to relate to the South. His last two attempts have left a lot to be desired.

Also blogging about this: Iowa Voice, Decision ’08, Ann Althouse

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