Joe Biden On Third Presidential Bid: ‘It’s A Family Decision’ (VIDEO)

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Vice President Joe Biden said he still is unsure about pursuing a third run for President because “it’s a family decision,” in an extended interview released Monday from America Media, a Catholic media organization.

When asked if he’s changed his mind, Biden immediately replied, “No, Father,” and said he has to be certain he has “the passion” to run.

“I’ve known almost every person that’s run for President since I’ve been 29 years old, personally, and it all gets down to personal considerations, because you have no right as an individual to decide to run,” he told Father Matt Malone, S.J., the editor of America. “Your whole family is implicated. Your whole family is engaged. So for us it’s a family decision. I just have to be comfortable that this is, this will be good for the family.”

Watch the full interview, from America Media, below. His comments on the presidency are at 27:17:

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