BBC:

Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has declared a presidential bid, putting an end to months of speculation.

In a video announcement, Mr Biden warned that the “core values of the nation… our very democracy, everything that has made America America, is at stake”.

Normally I don’t have much respect for self-referential writers, but Biden’s a retread, so citing myself makes absolute sense here. My 2016 thoughts about Biden at the Democratic Convention haven’t changed. I saw the BBC’s photo of him and I thought “obscenity”. I don’t say this as over-used hyperbolic mild disapproval: I mean I think about the Democratic Party running candidates like Biden and the Clintons as I think about scat kiddie porn snuff film obscenity. These people are horrors.

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