Joe Biden Could Run for President in 2020

On Thursday, Obama administration Vice President Joe Biden said he could run for president again, but he added that he 'probably' wouldn't.
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On Thursday, Obama administration Vice President Joe Biden said he could run for president again, but he added that he "probably" wouldn't.

"Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably no," Biden told hedge fund managers at the annual SALT conference in Las Vegas.

Biden had considered running for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 election, but ultimately decided not to run as he focused on being with his son, Beau Biden, a former state attorney general of Delaware, who died in 2015 after battling brain cancer. "You should never run for president unless you can look the public in the eye, and say 'I give you my word, you'll have all my energy and all my time,'" Biden said.

In addition, Biden told the audience that he never thought Hillary Clinton "was a great candidate," which also received claps from the audience.

"No man or woman should announce for the presidency unless they genuinely believe that for the that moment in the nation's history they are the most qualified person to deal with the issues facing the country," he said.

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This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.