WASHINGTON, October 21, 2015– From the White House rose garden, flanked by President Obama on one side and wife Jill on the other, Vice President Joe Biden announced that he will not run for the presidency ending months of speculation.
“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 the process by the time we get through it closes the window,” Biden said. “I’ve concluded it has closed. We are out of time.”
Although he has bowed out of the race, Biden took yet another jab at Hillary Clinton.
“I’m not naive. We must talk to our opponents,” said Biden. “Republicans are not our enemies.” Biden has already taken aim at Clinton for calling Republicans the enemy after she made the remarks in the first Democratic debate.
Biden said he was dedicated to spending the next 15 months as Vice President fighting for gay rights, tax-payer paid college tuition, and other liberal policies.
The President and Vice President walked away without taking questions.
The timing of Biden’s announcement is interesting. Had he wanted to help Clinton, he likely would have made the announcement tomorrow during Clinton’s Benghazi congressional committee to take the attention and heat off of her. However, the announcement was made the day before.
With Biden out, the democratic party will now rally behind Clinton or Sanders. However, Sanders has already shown that he is not willing to throw a punch at Clinton when he defended her from criticism over her email scandal during the first Democratic debate, which all but guarantees Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee.
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