Biden in 2016?
October 21st, 2011
03:41 PM ET
11 years ago

Biden in 2016?

(CNN) - For now Vice President Joe Biden is focused on the president's reelection effort, but come 2016 he may be whistling a different tune.

The former presidential candidate and Delaware senator left the door open to running for president again in an exclusive interview with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.

"I'll make up my mind on that later," Biden said in an interview set to air Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "I'm in one of the, probably the best shape I've been in in my life … I'm doing pretty well. I'm enjoying what I'm doing, and as long as I do, I'm going to continue to do it."

"And we'll find out, you know, let's get the president reelected," Biden added.

- Watch the video on CNN's "The Situation Room" at 4 p.m. ET.

Watch State of the Union with Candy Crowley Sundays at 9am ET. For the latest from State of the Union click here.

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    Bwahahahahahahahah (desperately gasping for air) bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

    I hope with every fiber in my being that he runs and wins the Dem nomination!

    October 22, 2011 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  2. tact

    Bring out all the good ideas and legislation that has benefited this nation or yourselves in general that the GOP has brought you in the last twelve years compared to the shared prosperity during the Clinton years. Obama was voted in because of the failed policies set forth by the GOP and if you follow facts rather than fiction, yes Obama's stimulus ran up our deficit but it also saved us from another depression. He has faced obstruction from the GOP in every policy he has offered. As if doing nothing and saying no without a viable ( double emphasis on viable) counter solution has helped our nation. Shame on the GOP for causing this mess and shame on those that are too ignorant to look beyond elementary party lines to see what works and what doesn't.

    October 22, 2011 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  3. brian in denver

    Considering the collection of clowns in the GOP stable of presidential condidates, it's a real stretch to criticize Biden on any level. Insecurity breeds such shrillness.

    October 22, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  4. SecedingfromTexas

    Saw your last post and if those were not your words, I apologize and you have every right to be angry.

    October 22, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  5. Jeff S

    Regarding the comment at 3:52pm on 10/21...4 years of failure and destruction? Its obvious to anyone who looks at the facts that the Obama administration hasn't done as much as we would have liked to bring the nation back from the brink of total collapse, but the rapidly increasing rate of unemployment was stemmed, the stock market has nearly doubled, and the economy has grown since Obama took office. Also, there have been zero terrorist attacks on American soil. So how is this 4 years of failure and destruction?

    October 22, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  6. Doug

    JFK would be labeled a crazy tea bagger fascist by each and every Democrat today, he believed in giving the Americans who actually contribute to society a tax cut.

    No Democrat politician can be considered a good person with good intentions. They all know of and actively participate in the great society plan that has been nothing short of genocide in Democrat controlled cities in America like Detroit and Camden for the last 40+ years.

    Just look at what they do to people like Herman Cain who fight for Dr. King's dream, yes the dream consisted of ideological freedom and every Democrat is against that.

    October 22, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  7. george of the jungle

    Got my vote Joe. better than any of the repo clowns running this time. He has more experience than all of them and he sure tells it like it is. Vote Obama Biden in 2012

    October 22, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  8. Phil from Repukeville,Colorado

    it would be great to see Joey Plugs take down a teabagger clown in in the big arena

    October 22, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  9. Tony 140

    Hillary will never be second fiddle on anyone's ticket. As for Biden – he is the epitome of the Peter Principle on steroids – he has actually risen to three levels above his incompetency. Thank heavens BHO is young – one heartbeat away with Joe is a very scary thought. What has he done? Nothing. Wasn't he supposed to be in charge of the bailout money. How's that worked out. Joe, you look like a fun guy but it is time to stand aside.

    October 22, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  10. Barry In Las Vegas

    The impossible dream – thank God.

    October 22, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  11. Sammy

    I thought Biden's big reveal was that wasn't actually using propofol.

    October 22, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  12. tact

    The rhetoric that I see rolling in against Obama is personal bias. Where were these same people to shout out against the excessive spending and revenue cuts that took our nice surplus during the Clinton administration and spiraled our nation into Trillions of dollars deficit? It's easy to call names and condescend in regards to our current leader especially when ignorant folks gobble it all up. Read analysis and data queries before making bold and stupid statements.

    October 22, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  13. candycane

    Biden/Obama 2016!!!!!

    October 22, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  14. NoTags

    You can say what you want about Joe Biden, but there is no one in Washington as well versed on the Middle East as he is.

    If you go back to the 2008 debates he was the only Democrat that knew what was going on in Pakistan. I believe Obama would be a fool to drop him from the ticket. Never split a winning team.

    October 22, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  15. Doc

    You're kidding, right?

    October 22, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  16. Clear thinker

    Biden for president? Of the United States? Seriously? I suppose if stupidity continues to drive the progressives, anything's possible. I always thought Obama wanted Biden and Pelosi as insurance policies. There was no way even a nut-job would consider taking out Obama with those two morons next in line.

    October 22, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  17. JD

    It will most likely be Clinton in 2016

    October 22, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
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