January 22nd, 2013
05:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden to CNN: 'I haven't made that decision'

Washington (CNN) - As he ran through the inaugural parade Monday shaking hands and hugging bystanders, Vice President Joe Biden looked just like a candidate on the stump. Will he be one come 2016? Biden told CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger "I haven't made that decision. And I don't have to make that decision for a while."

Biden has been pretty active politically these last few days around the inauguration: attending an Iowa ball Saturday evening (where he first accidentally said in his remarks he was proud to be president and then corrected the flub), inviting New Hampshire's governor to his official swearing-in on Sunday and hosted some Democratic National Committee members Tuesday for a reception.

When Borger asked in the exclusive pre-inauguration interview if there was any reason he would not run, Biden said "There's a lot of reasons why I wouldn't run," but he did not elaborate on them.

Asked if he was looking forward to running against Hillary Clinton in 2016, who many Democrats expect to mount a campaign, Biden said "I haven't made that judgment. And Hillary hasn't made that judgment."

He then added : "But I can tell you what, everything done over the next two years that I should be part of would have to be done whether I run or I don't run. If this administration is successful, whoever is running as a Democrat is better positioned to win. If we're not successful, whoever runs as the nominee is going to be less likely to win."

– CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this story


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  1. exNYer1

    Good night, Nurse! The election is 46 months away and CNN is wasting our time asking who's in and who's out. Maybe our politicians could get more done in office if the media weren't so busy asking them about their next campaign. Hey CNN, how about asking some sensible questions about what people are gonna do to govern our country?

    January 22, 2013 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  2. UncleJoe BiteMe

    Mother McCree, President BiteMe? Plz do some reporting, plz

    January 22, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  3. 'Namby-Pamby..vs..Wishy-Washy...

    With 'Namby-Pamby'..Pres-Obama big Policiies Priority.. looks like he is going go merry-gay and lets just spend and spend and here we go again 'Wishy-Washy' with old Joe....Should'nt Joe just rock-rock his chair.....America needs new Blodd..who can see the Future....

    January 22, 2013 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  4. plain&simple

    God bless Joe Biden,the next president of the United States of America. The republicans have no chance against this great man. Look how he wiped the floor with that pretty boy the republicans sent into the lions den. Never send a child to do a grownups job.

    January 22, 2013 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  5. Ancient Texan

    Goofy Joe as the most powerful man in the World? Surely you jest!

    January 22, 2013 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  6. Bea

    Biden has been a good vice president to Obama, but he has no chance against Hillary. He would also be 74 years old in 2016.

    January 23, 2013 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  7. Getoverit

    I'm confused. I thought CNN already gave Hillary the nomination...

    January 23, 2013 02:48 am at 2:48 am |