*Vice President Joe Biden has finally decided on his political future. It won’t include him running for the Democratic nomination for president. He made his announcement on Wednesday (10-21-15).
“I believe we’re out of time — the time necessary to mount a winning campaign,” the vice president said from the White House Rose Garden with his wife Jill Biden and President Obama by his side.
Biden’s decision ends months of speculation about whether he would challenge Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State and current front runner for the Democratic nomination.
The vice president took his time to consider whether he and his family had the “emotional energy” to endure another campaign, following the tragic death over the summer of his 46-year-old son Beau.
“As my family and I have worked through the grieving process, I’ve said all along — what I’ve said time and again to others — that it may very well be that process, by the time we get through it, closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president – that it might close,” Biden said Wednesday.