“I regret that I am not president”
Former Vice President Joe Biden was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for a program that will air this Sunday. Biden claims he regrets not running for president in 2016 and took a shot at Hillary Clinton in the process.
Adam Kelsey of ABC News:
Biden: ‘I regret that I am not president,’ but ‘it was the right decision’ for family
Just over two years ago, then–Vice President Joe Biden announced that he would not run to succeed President Barack Obama in 2016. This week he admitted he regrets that he doesn’t occupy the Oval Office, given the potential he sees in the United States.
“I regret that I am not president because I think there is so much opportunity,” Biden told Oprah Winfrey in a clip from an OWN interview aired exclusively by “Good Morning America” on Thursday. “I think America is so incredibly well positioned.”
Biden, who served eight years as Obama’s vice president after 36 years in the U.S. Senate, said he did not have second thoughts, however, about the reasons he passed on the race.
“I don’t regret the decision I made because it was the right decision for my family,” he said….
Joe Biden explained that in order for people to decide whether they will run for president, they need to be able to answer two questions.
“One, do they truly believe they are the most qualified person for that moment? I believed I was,” Biden said. “But was I prepared to be able to give my whole heart, my whole soul and all my attention to the endeavor?
“I knew I wasn’t.”
Wouldn’t you have liked to watch a Democrat primary debate between Biden and Hillary?
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FOX News points to another reason Biden didn’t run:
Biden Didn’t Run in 2016 for Fear of Clinton’s ‘Stop at Nothing’ Opposition Research
In his new memoir, former Vice President Joe Biden says he knew he was capable of beating Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, but he decided not to run for fear of a “stop at nothing” campaign by her backers.
“My numbers on trustworthiness, honesty, and empathy were as high as they had ever been. And I was strongest where the most formidable candidate, Hillary Clinton, was weakest: the key swing states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida,” Biden writes in “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.”…
Biden writes that he feared opposition research from the Clinton camp that would “stop at nothing,” and he eventually announced he would not run in October 2015.
“Clinton backers sent the signal that they would not stop at voting records and policies if I did get in the race,” Biden reveals.
Will Biden join the multitude of Democrats who will run for president in 2020 now that the Clintons are out of the way? Don’t be surprised if he does.
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