Vice President Joe Biden continues to keep the media guessing, this time with a (half?) joke about running for president in 2020.
Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he might not be going anywhere just yet, leaving the door open to a presidential run in 2020. After he wrapped at a Senate session Monday, Biden told reporters about how much he enjoyed working in the chamber over his long career there.
CNN asked him jokingly if he planned to run for office again. “Yeah, I am. I’m going to run in 2020,” Biden responded. When asked by reporters for what position, Biden responded, “For president. What the hell, man.”
… When he was told by the media on Monday they were planning to publish his quotes, the vice president responded, “That’s okay.”
… Biden later clarified, “I’m not committing not to run. I’m not committing to anything. I learned a long time ago fate has a strange way of intervening.”
Many Democrats hoped Biden would jump into the 2016 Democratic primary as a likeable, trustworthy, and energetic alternative to Hillary Clinton.
Biden would turn 78 years old in 2020, so it’s not likely. But if 2016 taught us anything, it’s to never say never in politics.