Even With Biden In The Game, The Democratic 2020 Field Seems Wide Open

Keynote speaker former Vice President Joe Biden pauses during his speech during the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law 20th Anniversary Gala at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. The annual event serves as the school’s principal scholarship fundraiser. (AP Photo / Las Vegas Sun, Yasmina Chavez)
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law 20th Anniversary Gala at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. On Monday, Dec. 4, 201... FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law 20th Anniversary Gala at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. On Monday, Dec. 4, 2018, Biden said he believes that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president. (Yasmina Chavez/Las Vegas Sun via AP) MORE LESS
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April 29, 2019 7:56 a.m.

Early predications cast former Vice President Joe Biden’s entrance into the race as the moment of truth that would winnow the field and give shape to the top tier of candidates. That hasn’t happened.

As Politico points out, the only real conclusion from Biden’s launch is that the field is changeable and undefined, too early in the process for polling to be very insightful.

And it’s likely to stay this way until the first official debate in June, an event that most campaigns agree will define the true leaders of the pack.

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