In what was a veiled reminder that in a "worst case scenario" for Hillary Clinton, namely an affirmative outcome in the FBI's criminal inquiry into her email server which would surely terminate her presidential run, Obama may simply pivot to what many have speculated was always the democrats' Plan B, earlier today Vice President Joe Biden told "Good Morning America" that he "would have been the best president" if he had run, but that he made the right decision to sit out the race following his son’s death last year.
“No one should ever seek the presidency unless they’re able to devote their whole heart and soul and passion into just doing that,” Biden said Wednesday on ABC.
“And Beau was my soul. I just wasn’t ready to be able to do that. But, so, my one regret is Beau’s not here. I don’t have any other regrets.” Beau Biden died last summer after a battle with brain cancer.
Joe Biden has cited his son's death as the primary reason for not entering the race.
What is more curious is that while Biden once again expressed confidence in Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, he hasn’t yet made an endorsement.
“I feel confident that Hillary will be the nominee, and I feel confident she’ll be the next president,” Biden said.
What he did not elaborate on is whether after the one year period of mourning is whether he would be willing to take over the democratic campaign in case something terminal happened to Hillary. The answer to that may ultimately depend on Obama, whose DOJ has so far been hindering the probe into Hillary, but all that could change with just one phone call from the oval office...