VP Joe Biden Doesn't Close the Door on Running for Office Again

“I don’t plan on saying goodbye,” the vice president said.

But don’t expect him to disappear from public view.

To those who say he should “just retire,” Biden said: “I always judge people who spend a lot of time in public office, say they care about things, and if the day after they leave they no longer talk about them, then I don't think they cared much about them.”

Biden was elected to his first position in 1970, serving on the New Castle City Council in Delaware for two years before moving on to the U.S. Senate, where he represented his state for 36 years. He became vice president in 2009.

So might he run for office again?

“I don't plan on that,” Biden said, “But, you know, I’ve learned a long time ago, you don't say anything for absolutely certain.”