“It’s the right decision for the family, it’s the right decision for us.”
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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