Vice President Joe Biden’s most organized supporters tweeted an emotionally-charged ad culminating in a plea for him to enter the presidential race.
The Draft Biden PAC, operating under the same name on Twitter, launched its first ad on Wednesday named My Redemption. The video provides a somber retelling of the VP’s devastating past – losing his wife and daughter in a car accident just weeks after being elected to office.
While Biden’s voice can be heard throughout the spot, the @draftbiden account bio says that it’s "not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee."
According to The New York Times, Biden’s words in the clip are from this past May when he spoke at Yale’s graduation ceremony.
Well done intro spot for the VP by the Draft Biden SuperPAC. https://t.co/2EERsKSOGS— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) October 7, 2015
A few @draftbiden tweets suggest the second-in-command is ever closer to his official White House bid, though Biden himself hasn’t made the same indication. In a touchingly candid interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert a few weeks back, Biden told the newest late night host, "I’d be lying if I said I knew I was there."
On Monday, Politico’s Mike Allen reported that an official announcement could come to pass in a matter of days.