Joe Biden Unsure of Whether He’s Ready to Run for President

Joe Biden
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Joe Biden told Democratic operatives on a conference call that he is not sure whether he is emotionally ready for a presidential campaign.

From CNN:

Vice President Joe Biden revealed to members of the Democratic National Committee Wednesday that he is assessing whether he has “the emotional fuel” to run for the White House.

“We’re dealing at home with … whether or not there is the emotional fuel at this time to run,” Biden told DNC members on a conference call that was billed as an opportunity to hear from the vice president on the Iran nuclear deal. “If I were to announce to run, I have to be able to commit to all of you that I would be able to give it my whole heart and my whole soul, and right now, both are pretty well banged up.”

Although he did not mention his son, Beau Biden, by name during the call, the vice president has spoken openly throughout the summer about his grief following Beau’s passing from brain cancer in May.

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