Biden is Not Running for President in 2016

Joe BidenVice President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he will not launch a bid for the White House in 2016.

Biden said during a speech in the White House Rose Garden that his window for a presidential run has closed.

From the Washington Post:

“Beau is our inspiration,” the vice president said of his son who died earlier this year of brain cancer. “Unfortunately, I believe we are out of time. The time necessary to mount a campaign for the nomination.”


Biden pledged that he will remain involved in the presidential race and encouraged Democrats to run on Obama’s record. Biden proudly described himself as “middle class Joe” and described income inequality in America as “a fundamental threat to our democracy.”