If you could look back over the last year of your life, would you change anything? Joe Biden recently revealed that there’s one key thing that he absolutely would.
During the 2016 campaign, many called on Joe Biden, who was at the time serving as Vice President of the United States (and holding a full-time position as Barack Obama’s BFF) to make a bid for the White House.
The front-runners for the Democratic nomination were each divisive in their own ways, and with the disastrous state the Republican nomination was from start to end, many wanted a stable symbol of American democracy to take the wheel.
Ultimately, Biden decided not to run, since he and his family were recovering from losing his son Beau Biden to brain cancer.
Even though he didn’t attempt to run for President, he has been critical of those who did, including Hillary Clinton.
He has also been critical of Donald Trump, specifically concerning Trump’s response to the violent, racist clashes in Charlottesville, and his false equivalence between the white supremacists at the rally and those who were against them.
What’s Happening Now:
In an interview with Oprah, Biden revealed something shocking: he wishes he was the one sitting in the Oval Office.
In the interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America”, Biden said: “I have a regret that I am not president, because I think there is so much opportunity.”
Biden believes he was the most qualified person for the job in 2016.
He might be right: Biden is a beloved member of the Democratic party, and he believes strongly in focusing on the middle class, which is often missing from both sides of the aisle.
He was also part of Barack Obama’s historic eight years in office, and has been a big part of speaking out against rape and other sexual assault on college campuses.
Vice Presidents are also often prime candidates to succeed a president, especially successful, two-term ones.
However, as Biden explained to Oprah, he was not in the position to dedicate himself entirely to the job during 2016’s campaign season.
He said he knew he was unable to give his entire heart, soul, and attention to the job, which he thinks is important for every potential presidential candidate to consider after they’ve determined that they’re the best person for the job at a certain point in history.
2020, however, might end up being a different story.
While Biden has not officially announced an intention to run, he hasn’t ruled it out, either, hinting at the possibility.
After four years of Trump, the Democrats will need a uniting force to bring the party together and fight for the White House.
Biden may very well be that figure, especially as the party reconsiders how to move into its new era of politics after Hillary Clinton’s shocking loss against an entirely unqualified, hothead candidate.
If Biden still believes he’s the best person for the job in four years, the race is sure to be interesting.
Speculation surrounding other huge names in the Democratic party, like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, will likely to continue until 2019 or so.
A lot of Americans love Joe Biden, and Joe Biden loves America. He would be a good fit for the Oval Office, and he knows it.
Watch the interview here:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 9, 2017