Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday spoke about his presidential prospects in 2016, but wouldn’t say whether he would indeed through his hat into the ring.
“In my heart I’m confident that I could make a good president. It’s a very different decision to decide whether or not to run for president,” he said during an interview on NBC’s “The Today Show.” “I’ve not made a decision to run; I’ve not made a decision not to run.”
Biden also defended his record on foreign policy when asked about former Defense Secretary Bob Gates’ claim that Biden was “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue” in the past forty years. In his book, Gates also called Biden “a man of integrity,” which the Vice President said was the part he focused on.
“The fundamental problem here is Bob Gates and I have disagreed on almost every major foreign policy since Vietnam,” Biden said. “I’m very comfortable with my position. I let the American public judge who’s been right or wrong, Bob Gates or me, and history will judge ultimately who of us was right or wrong, but he’s a fine man.”
Watch the interview via NBC: