Earlier today, Vice President Joe Biden, 72, live streamed his announcement that he will not run for the Democratic nomination in the race for President of the United States in the 2016 elections.
Speaking on the Rose Garden outside of the White House with his wife Jill Biden and President Barack Obama on his sides, Vice President Biden stated the “window” of time to mount a presidential race campaign had closed. Vice President Biden did admit the decision was not due to his family and their mourning of Joe Biden’s son, Beau Biden, whom passed away from brain cancer in late May. “I’ve said many times my family has suffered a loss and I hope it comes a time, sooner, rather than later, when you think of your loved ones it brings a smile to your lips and not a tear to your eyes. I am proud to say, the Biden family have reached that point.”
While Biden’s speech was to decline entering the presidential race, he did start proposing plans that sounded like a platform a presidential candidate would run on. He prosed free public college education, distinguished Republicans as “our opposition, not our enemies” and even spoke on the exorbitant amount of funding for political races being “fundamental threat” to democracy because “just several hundred families control the process.” He even believes America is “so much better positioned than any other country” to lead the world in the 21st century.
This would have been the third time Joe Biden had run for President of the United States following two unsuccessful attempts in 1988 and 2008.
For a man willing to tell the world “middle class” to the politicians in Washington usually means “you’re not that educated,” Joe Biden’s announcement sent ripples through social media. In summation, a lot of folks still really wants him to be President:
I always respected Joe Biden for being too stupid to be corrupt.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 21, 2015