“I’d like to get on with this. I’m looking forward to running in 2020… I don’t think it should keep me off the trail,” he told CNN.
Bennet made his diagnosis public on Wednesday. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer during a routine screening, he said, adding it was in an early stage and potentially curable.
During the CNN interview, Bennet reiterated that healthcare was an important part of his program. He proposes a “more practical” alternative to Medicare, which would allow citizens to buy into a government-run insurance plan.
Among other possible candidates is Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has been urged by several European leaders to enter the race. Though recently he has faced a number of accusations over his alleged inclination for close physical contact which made some women feel uneasy.