[Ed. – His growing dementia is worse than anyone imagined.]
Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview published Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2020 — then quickly said he was “kidding” and hasn’t made up his mind.
“It makes me feel guilty about not wanting to [run for president],” Biden told Josh Rogin of the Washington Post during a wide-ranging interview on U.S.-EU relations under the Trump administration. “But it doesn’t make me want to. I’m not looking to live in the White House, I’ve seen it up close.”
“But all kidding aside, I don’t know what I’m going to do,” the 75-year-old added.
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Recent polls show Biden would have a real shot at winning the Democratic primary, with one poll placing him at 26 percent to 18 percent against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Additionally, strong polling numbers show some potential voters appear to favor the 75-year-old over other, younger candidates.
“A fresh face is important, but Democrats need three things: someone to win the White House, someone who can elevate the rest of the ticket and a candidate who understands and appreciates governance where this president has shown disdain for it,” New York Democratic Party official Basil Smikle told The Hill. “Biden fits that bill.”