Most pundits – and even a few real people – have been waiting for a Joe Biden 2016 presidential run – there’s even a Super PAC named Draft Biden that has been encouraging the Vice President to hop into the race.
After Vice President Biden’s son, Beau Biden, passed away over the summer, Biden has been clear that he doesn’t know if he is emotionally prepared to run for president.
The Vice President opened up about his son and his 2016 plans to Stephen Colbert last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
“I don’t think any man or woman should run for president unless, number one, they know exactly why they would want to be president and, number two, they can look at folks out there and say, ‘I promise you, you have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy, and my passion to do this,'” Biden told Colbert.
Biden continued, “And I’d be lying if I said that I knew I was there.”
Watch the interview here:
Third Time’s A Charm?
If Biden decides to jump into the race, it would be his third time running for President of the United States.
And as Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers continue to drop, Biden may be a significant challenger in the race. Real Clear Politics shows Biden averaging 20% in the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination polls.
But there is one contender who has been making a steady rise that could complicate a Biden candidacy – Bernie Sanders, who is polling at 22%.
Here at I Agree to See, we would be excited to see a Clinton-Biden-Sanders debate showdown!
As the media and the other presidential hopefuls wait for Biden’s decision, make sure to stay tuned to I Agree to See as we follow the 2016 presidential election.