(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden weighed in further Tuesday on his thinking process about a potential 2016 presidential bid and perhaps hinted what a potential campaign theme might look like.
On ABC's "The View," the Democrat said Hillary Clinton's decision on a second presidential campaign would not be a factor as he considers his own White House run.
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"Whether she runs or not will not affect my decision," he said.
The former secretary of state currently dominates the Democratic field in public opinion polls measuring support for 2016. Biden often comes in at a distant second.
Asked if he has ruled out a White House bid, Biden said he has "absolutely not said no."
"It’s as likely that I run as I don’t run. I just truly haven’t made up my mind," he said. "The good news is everything I think I would have to do to be a viable candidate is the same exact thing I should be doing to be the best vice president that I could possibly be."
Biden told Barbara Walters that if she sticks around, "I will announce my decision with you."
The longtime ABC News personality announced last year she would retire in 2014.
Earlier this month, Biden told CNN's Kate Bolduan he would make his decision in the summer of 2015, and "there's no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run."
Biden also appeared to offer a glimpse of what his campaign message would look like.
He argued Tuesday that he's been given more power than former vice presidents, saying his experience in Washington "uniquely positions me to follow through on the agenda Barack and I have" started.
He said President Barack Obama has given him major assignments "carte blanche” and the freedom to do them “my way."
"For example, when it came to ending the war in Iraq, in the middle of a meeting with all the national security team - it was Hillary, and Bob Gates and everyone - and they said 'We have a plan.' (The President) said, 'No, no. Joe will do Iraq.' My job was to end the war," he said.
His comments come more than a month after Gates, the former defense secretary, released a book that included scathing criticism of Biden and his foreign policy decision-making over the years.
While Gates called Biden “a man of integrity,” he wrote, “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
On "The View," Biden also talked about how he took on his role in handling the 2009 stimulus legislation pushed by the President as a way of boosting a recession-weary economy.
"I made a mistake of writing (Obama) a note of how we should do it," Biden said. "He slipped it back under the dining room table and said 'Ok go do it.’"
"By the way it was the last memo I sent," he joked.
His visit on "The View" was part of a string of high-profile appearances Biden has made in recent weeks, including his stop as a guest Monday on NBC's "Late Night" for Seth Meyers’ first show as the new host.