Joe Biden Announces He Will Not Be Running For President
Vice President Joe Biden officially announced today that he he will not pursue a 2016 presidential bid. Womp. Womp.
Via NBC News:
“I believe we’re out of time, the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination,” Biden said in a statement at the White House.
Biden, who has run for president twice before, has delivered plenty of signs over the past month that he was seriously considering making a late entrance into the race. He and close aides have reached out to potential supporters in the early voting states to assess how much support he would have if he mounted a run.
Weighing heavily on Biden’s decision was the death of his son, Beau Biden, earlier this year. Biden, who was joined during his Rose Garden statement by his wife and President Obama, said his family has gotten through the grieving process, but not in time for a 2016 run.
The former Delaware senator would have had an uphill battle. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released this week showed him trailing both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in support among Democrats nationally.
Hillary got the juice now!