Biden: No ‘Obvious Reason’ Not to Run

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Vice President Joe Biden prior to the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Vice President Joe Biden sees no reason why he shouldn’t run for president in 2016.

“There may be reasons I don’t run, but there’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run,” Biden said today on CNN’s “New Day” program.

Biden, 71, said he’d make his decision sometime in the summer of 2015.

If he enters the 2016 race, the Democrat and former longtime senator from Delaware may face former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is also considering a run.  Polls portray Clinton, 66, as the front-runner for their party’s nomination.

Biden said his decision will be based on “whether I am the best qualified” to advocate for two issues he cares most about: standing up for ordinary people and a “sound foreign policy.”

Asked if he could think of any reason not to run for president, Biden said: “I can’t.”

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