As he ran through the inaugural parade Monday shaking hands and hugging bystanders, Vice President Joe Biden looked just like a candidate on the stump. Will he be one come 2016? Biden told CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger "I haven't made that decision. And I don't have to make that decision for a while."
Biden has been pretty active politically these last few days around the inauguration: attending an Iowa ball Saturday evening (where he first accidentally said in his remarks he was proud to be president and then corrected the flub), inviting New Hampshire's governor to his official swearing-in on Sunday and hosted some Democratic National Committee members Tuesday for a reception.
When Borger asked in the exclusive pre-inaugural interview if there was any reason he would not run, Biden said "There's a lot of reasons why I wouldn't run," but he did not elaborate on them.
Asked if he was looking forward to running against Hillary Clinton in 2016, who many Democrats expect to mount a campaign, Biden said "I haven't made that judgment. And Hillary hasn't made that judgment."
He then added : "But I can tell you what, everything done over the next two years that I should be part of would have to be done whether I run or I don't run. If this administration is successful, whoever is running as a Democrat is better positioned to win. If we're not successful, whoever runs as the nominee is going to be less likely to win."