Biden Stumped on a Reason to Skip Prez Race

Feb 7, 2014 12:46pm
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Want to leave Vice President Joe Biden without much to say? Ask him why he shouldn’t run for president.

Asked today on CNN’s “New Day” whether Biden could name a reason to not run for president, the answer was two words, “I can’t.”

Those aren’t the two words everyone might assume would be at the front of his mind: “Hillary Clinton.”

“There may be reasons I don’t run, but there’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run,” he added.

With Clinton speculation increasing by the day, and donors and political operatives from President Obama’s past campaigns lining up behind her prospective bid, Biden seems like the odd man out.

But he’s clearly not ready to step aside yet. In fact, he sounds like a man with a presidential platform.

“For me, the decision to run or not run is going to be determined by me as to whether I am the best qualified person to focus on the two things I’ve spent my whole life on: giving ordinary people a fighting chance to make it and a sound foreign policy that’s based on rational interests of the United States, where we not only are known for the power of our military, but the power of our example,” Biden said.

As to when he’ll decide, Biden said that he’ll make a decision by the summer of 2015.

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