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Joe Biden is expected to announce his presidential candidacy on Thursday

The time has finally come.

After months of speculation and patented slips-of-the-tongue, former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to officially announce his presidential candidacy on Thursday, sources familiar with situation told CNN.

The announcement received one last mini-delay for old time's sake, as several outlets initially reported that Biden would launch his bid on Wednesday. But it looks like Thursday is the real deal — his PAC is also teasing the situation.

Biden will reportedly break the news with a video, Fox News reports, and then follow that up with a live appearance in Pittsburgh on Monday.

One source close to Biden's inner circle told Fox News the video's theme is going to be "the battle for the soul of America," and will reportedly heavily feature President Trump.

Despite not having yet announced, Biden is leading or near the top of many early polls, but he's already faced some controversies stemming from former Nevada State Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (D) saying that Biden made her feel uncomfortable by touching her shoulders and kissing the her on the back of the head in 2014.