Joe Biden Admits What We All Knew About His 2016 Decision: ‘I Regret It Every Day’
On October 19, 2015, it seemed as if the long-running speculation over whether or not Vice President Joe Biden would run for President was solved; after all, sources (three of ’em) indicated to Fox News‘ Ed Henry that Biden would toss his hat in the ring to challenge the then-field of five. Conversations in the news cycle continued to swirl that Biden would pose a strong establishment threat to Hillary Clinton‘s return to the campaign trail. Toss in a prominently reported Amtrak car eavesdrop and a stirring ad from a pro-Biden Super PAC, and the prospects of a Biden run looked bright.
Two days later, Biden ended the speculation, disappointing his supporters in the process.
The tough personal decision facing Biden was clear to everyone, largely surrounding the death of his son Beau Biden earlier in the year, and the campaign trail’s potential toll on his family. Regardless, on Wednesday Biden confirmed in a interview what many have long suspected:
“I regret it every day.”
In a sit-down with WVIT in Connecticut, Vice President Biden admitted that the decision not to seek the Democratic party’s nomination still haunts him regularly, though he also indicated that it was still the right decision for his family.
Speaking on the state of the party’s nomination process, Biden noted, “We’ve got two good candidates,” speaking of Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders.
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