Wednesday, October 21, 2015

No Joe

Contrary to widespread rumor, Vice President Joe Biden, 72 almost 73, will NOT run for the Democratic presidential nomination. The details:

With his wife, Jill, and President Barack Obama at his side in the White House Rose Garden, Biden said the window for a successful campaign "has closed," noting his family's grief following the death of his son, Beau.

Still, Biden, who a spokesman said made his decision Tuesday night, positioned himself as a defender of the Obama legacy, implicitly suggesting that he still views himself as the best possible successor to the President.

In tone, the remarks sounded like the kind of speech defending staunch Democratic values that he might have given had he reached the opposite conclusion.

There are now only four real Democratic candidates in the race for the nomination.

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