Vice President Joe Biden has decided not to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. From The Washington Post:
Vice President Biden announced today he has decided against entering the Democratic contest for the 2016 presidential nomination, ending months of speculation that he might roil the Democratic race.
“I have concluded that it has closed,” he said of the window to enter the Democratic contest, speaking in a hastily called Rose Garden appearance, with President Obama by his side.
Biden spent the weekend with his family in Delaware, a final, critical gut-check moment to decide whether to launch a late-breaking entry into the Democratic race.
Despite a growing public show of support, Biden had repeatedly said in appearances over the past five weeks that he and his family had not reached the emotional standing that would make possible the daunting challenge of mounting a competitive White House bid.