Biden: 2016 Run Not Worth It If Economy Is Still Struggling

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November 9, 2012 7:57 a.m.
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Vice President Joe Biden has thus far done little to suppress speculation that he could launch his own run to the White House at the end of President Obama’s second term. On Thursday, he offered a clue on what might ultimately determine his decision: the health of the nation’s economy in 2016.

“There’s plenty of time to think about 2016,” Biden said, quoted by the Wilmington News Journal. “We’ve got to get this economy working. If three years from now the economy is not working, it’s not going to be worth doing much. This is all about making Barack an incredibly successful second-term president. That’s my focus.”

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