Joe Biden Has ‘No Emotional Fuel’ To Join Presidential Race

Joe Biden Has ‘No Emotional Fuel’ To Join Presidential Race
Sen Joe Biden at Center for American Progress Action Fund May 20, 2008 Center for American Progress Action Fund / Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0

Vice President Joe Biden said he is uncertain he has the “emotional fuel” should he join the 2016 Presidential Elections. In a conference held to tackle issues on the Iran nuclear deal with members of Democratic National Committee on Wednesday, Biden admitted the impact of his son’s death included future political plans.


In a report from CBS News, Biden confirmed the emotional fuel at home is scarce. “We’re dealing at home with . . . whether or not there is the emotional fuel at this time to run,” Biden acknowledged as quoted. “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,” Biden continued and added that, “And right now, both are pretty well and banged up.”

Joseph Robinette Biden III died of brain cancer on May 30 at the age of 46. But despite his death, calls on the Vice President to run for a presidential seat under the Democrat grow stronger as Hillary Clinton’s email controversy continues to plague her campaign and Bernie Sander’s socialism is not hugely, widely accepted.

Josh Earnest, press secretary of the White House, said in a briefing on Monday that President Barack “Obama believes putting Joe Biden on the ticket in 2008 was the smartest decision he’s made in politics.”

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“I think that should give you some sense of the president’s view of Vice-President Biden’s aptitude for the top job,” Earnest said.


  • Tommy Gilchrist

    There seems to be very little support for a Biden candidacy; national polling shows him trailing behind Clinton and Sanders. A Biden-Warren ticket could be interesting, but I suspect it would attract more voters from the Sanders camp than from Clintons: