It’s official, folks: Vice President Joe Biden isn’t running for President of the United States.
Biden made the announcement at a noon press conference in the White House Rose Garden, with President Barack Obama and his wife in attendance. Biden said that while he seriously considered the run, “unfortunately, I believe we are out of time.”
The veep’s hesitance about getting in this race has been the subject of much speculation in the press, with the death of his son still in the back of Biden’s mind. Biden sat out the first big Democratic debate (despite how much CNN practically begged him to join), but a pro-Biden group has been all over the place urging him to get in the race.
Well, now we finally have our answer.
Watch the announcement above, via CNN.
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