— -- With the 2016 presidential election season heating up and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton considered the presumptive front-runner for the Democratic nomination if she decides to jump into the race, Vice President Joe Biden is sending a clear message: Don’t count him out.
“Yes, there is a chance,” he would challenge Clinton, Biden told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview on “Good Morning America” today. “But I haven’t made my mind up about that. We’ve got a lot of work to do between now and then. There’s plenty of time.”
The vice president described Clinton as a “really competent, capable person and a friend.”
Biden said he didn’t have to make up his mind until this summer about whether to launch another White House bid.
“I think this is wide open on both sides,” he told Stephanopoulos. “Right now my focus is getting implemented what the president talked about last night: to nail down this recovery and get the middle class back in the game.