I am so happy. Happy beyond measure because in my heart I feel VP Joe Biden needs time to heal after losing his son. Also because he has served his country and family as best as he could. It will be nice to have President on his resume. But he has already represented what it means to be a parent, true Catholic leader, community leader and 1st assistant to the President in a great way. Way to go V.P. Joe Biden.
Biden’s decision finalizes the Democratic field of White House candidates and sets him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career.
Biden had spent months deliberating with his family and political advisers about a potential late entry to the Democratic primary.
But he also said he might not be emotionally ready to run after his 46-year-old son Beau died of brain cancer in May.
Biden’s decision bolsters Hillary Rodham Clinton’s standing in the Democratic primary by sparing her a challenge from the popular vice president.