Joe and Dr. Jill Biden sat down with 60 Minutes to discuss the Vice President’s decision not to sit out a run for White House.

“We couldn’t win. I’ll be very blunt. If I thought we could’ve put together the kind of campaign that our supporters deserved and our contributors deserved, I would’ve gone ahead and done it.”

Biden explained that the perceived delay in their decision was due to the fact that, “it took us that long to decide as a family.”

From CBS News:

Vice President Joe Biden: I came home and Hunter, our son was upstairs with mom, with Jill. And I walked in and I said, “You know, I just don’t think there’s time.” I’ve just decided, “I don’t think we can run the kind of campaign we have to run to be able to win.” And I remember Jill just got up off the couch, gave me a big hug, and said, “I think you’re right.”

Norah O’Donnell: Were you disappointed? Or were you relieved?

Dr. Jill Biden: No, I think I was disappointed. You know, like I said, in the beginning, I mean, I thought Joe would be a great president. And you know I’ve seen his– in the 40 years we’ve been together — I’ve seen, you know, the strength of his character, his optimism…his hope–

Vice President Biden: I’m glad we’re doing this interview —

Dr. Jill Biden: So I believed he would’ve been the best president.

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