Washington DC : United States Vice President Joe Biden has confirmed that he is grappling with the decision on whether he should enter the 2016 presidential race.
“If he does (enter the presidential race), just how much would he endanger Hillary Rodham Clinton’s faltering prospects for the Democratic nomination?”, The Washington Post said. Biden has repeatedly pushed back the timeline for a decision date as he struggles with indecisiveness, especially after his eldest son Beau passed away in May and said before his death that his dream was to see his father run for President one more time.
Meanwhile, the question of whether Biden could win the race is a difficult one to answer.
The daily further said that Biden would be virtually guaranteed to play a “spoiler role” if he ran for the presidential race. The U.S Vice President would take away more votes from Hillary Clinton, who entered the race in April, than from Bernie Sanders, whom many dismissed as a political gadfly at the start of the race. This would lower the win margin for the senator and, conversely, moving the win number further away from Clinton. But does the second-most powerful politician in the country, especially one who spent decades in the Senate before moving into national office, really want to be nothing more than a spoiler in his final race?