Possible 2020 candidate Joe Biden says he can be a gaffe machine but he's the most qualified person to be president

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a rally at the University of South Florida Campus Recreation Building on October 22, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a rally at the University of South Florida Campus Recreation Building on October 22, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.

But in the midterms, voters showed an affinity for fresh faces. Biden's age and long years in Washington could make him unappealing in a field that could include younger lawmakers such as Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas or Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.

If elected in 2020, Biden would be 78 at the time of inauguration in January 2021. Trump was the oldest previous president to take office at 70 years old.

Democratic primary voters will also likely be seize on parts of Biden's record. Crumble for criminal justice reform, critics have said a 1990s crime bill that Biden championed helped fuel mass incarceration. In the United States, he was arrested by the President of the United States in the United Kingdom.

Biden declined to run for president in 2016 following the death of his son, Beau. He has laid the foundations for a possible campaign in Iowa, the earliest presidential nominating state.

At the Montana event, Biden was also asked if he could run despite being a "gaffe machine."

"I may be a gaffe machine, but my God, I do not tell the truth." "One doubts what I say." president said.

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