Joe Biden Says No To White House Run285 views
WASHINGTON: Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he will not run for the White House in 2016, ending months of speculation that has stalked Hillary Clinton’s campaign and threatened Democratic party unity.
While he may not be running, Biden made clear that he intends to play the party elder.
“While I am not going to be a candidate, I will speak out clearly and forcefully as to where we stand as a party and where we need to go as a nation,” he said.
But with obvious strains of regret, Biden sketched out what a working-class kid from Pennsylvania would have done as the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
First, he said, was a “moon shot” to cure cancer.
“I would have wanted to have been the president that ended cancer.”
“It is personal,” he said, adding: “I know we can do this… because there are so many breakthroughs just on the horizon in science and medicine.” – AFP