Former Vice President Joe Biden had his chance to run for the White House in the 2016 election. Millions of Democrats and many Republicans were holding their breath, waiting for Biden to make up his mind on whether or not he would run for the presidency. As we all know, he opted not to run as he was still grieving the death of his son Beau. Speaking this week, Biden said he never thought Hillary was a good candidate but considered himself to be a great candidate.
Former vice president Joe Biden stirred the Democratic pot a little bit on Thursday night.
Appearing at the SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas, the possible 2020 presidential candidate weighed in on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 candidacy in a way that Clinton supporters sure won’t like.
“I never thought she was a great candidate,” Biden said, according to reports. “I thought I was a great candidate.”
Biden clarified, according to CNN, that “Hillary would have been a really good president.” But that isn’t likely to make Clinton supporters feel much better…
I sympathized with Biden in grieving for his son, but also considered his decision not to run as a sign of lacking on Biden’s part. A president not only has to value and treasure family, but also has to publicly persevere and remain strong during times of tragedy and Biden was not able to that. The question now is whether or not he’s considering a run in 2020???