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article imageU.S. VP Joe Biden does not rule out possible 2016 White House bid

By Andrew Moran     Oct 24, 2011 in Politics
Washington - Although the United States Vice President is focusing on President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, Joe Biden told a news outlet that he is not ruling out a bid for the White House in the 2016 presidential election.
In 1988 and 2008, longtime Delaware Senator Joe Biden unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for president. Will the third time be the charm in the year 2016 for the political veteran?
During an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Candy Crowley, Vice President Joe Biden revealed that he is “not closing” the door on a possible bid for the White House in 2016.
Even though the 68-year-old Biden is “focused” on helping President Obama in his re-election campaign, the Vice President did not rule out that he isn’t thinking of the future.
Asked if he’ll seek the nomination in 2016, Biden said that “I’ll make up my mind on that later.” Adding: “We’ll find out. You know, let’s get the president re-elected.”
“I'm in the best shape I've been in my life. I'm doing pretty well. I'm enjoying what I'm doing,” said Biden. “And as long as I do, I'm going to continue to do it.”
Crowley probed further: “You’re not closing the door?”
He responded: “I’m not closing it.”
Biden may not have to worry about another political heavyweight joining the race in four years. During an interview on NBC’s “Today Show,” former 2008 Democratic presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed to rule out a bid.
Clinton explained that she wants to attempt new areas in her life, such as writing, teaching and other things involving women and young girls.
“I’m privileged to have had the opportunities to serve my country. I want to try some other things,” said the former New York Senator. “I have made my contribution, I’m very grateful I’ve had my time to serve, but I think it’s time for others to step up.”
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