Biden: no decision yet on 2016

2013-01-23 10:00
Joe Biden. (AP)

Joe Biden. (AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • Promises to Keep
    Democratic Senator Biden, presents an insiders look at life in the senate, Washington politics, and... Now R298.00
    buy now

Washington - US Vice President Joe Biden says he has not made up his mind yet on whether he will run for the top job in 2016 - a prospect that could entail a clash with Hillary Clinton.

Biden told CNN that neither he nor the outgoing secretary of state had yet made a decision, but said whoever carried the Democratic banner would benefit from a successful second term for President Barack Obama.

"There's a whole lot of reasons why I wouldn't run. I haven't made that decision and I don't have to make that decision for a while," Biden said in the interview.

Asked whether he was ready for a White House race rematch with Clinton, against whom he campaigned unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in 2008, Biden demurred.

"I haven't made that judgment and Hillary hasn't made that judgment," Biden told CNN.

"Everything that should be done over the next two years that I should be part of would have to be done whether I run or I don't run.

"If this administration is successful, whoever is running has a better position to run. If we are not successful, whoever runs as a nominee is going to be less likely to win."

Speculation

Biden stoked speculation about his intentions for 2016 over the weekend of celebrations marking Obama's second inauguration, meeting key players from states with early nominating contests including Iowa and New Hampshire.

He has also emerged as a key political player in the administration, giving the lie to conventional wisdom that the job of vice president is more a curse than a blessing.

Obama assigned him the job of managing the US withdrawal from Iraq, he is the main channel to Republicans on Capitol Hill on budget issues, and he drew up a list of recommendations designed to cut down on gun violence.

The vice president, who is 70, would be the oldest US president sworn into office if he won the 2016 election, so some observers believe his age may disqualify him from a campaign or detract from his chances.

However, Biden, who does not drink, is in good shape and made a point of breaking into a run during his walk down the inaugural parade route after Obama's swearing in on Monday, in an apparent show of sprightliness.

Read more on:    joe biden  |  hillary clinton  |  us
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Movies
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Wednesday Stellenbosch - 17:59 PM
    Road name: R310 Baden Powell Drive Westbound
    DELAYS towards Annandale Road
  • Wednesday Newlands - 17:53 PM
    Road name: M3 Southbound
    DELAYS approaching the Rhodes Avenue exit
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

BlackBerry Bold 9780

BlackBerry 6 Engage your world with BlackBerry 6 OS on the...

From R3049.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It is always easier to look out and see what needs changing. Looking in is a lot harder... Today you may need to look at what...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.