Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley said Tuesday that he respects Vice President Joe Biden, but thinks that “his generation is already overly represented” in the 2016 race for the presidency, according to Politico.
Speculation had mounted this week after MSNBC reported Monday that Biden would make a decision on whether he would run for President within 48 hours.
Former Maryland Gov. O’Malley said he knows Biden well and has a “tremendous amount of affection and respect for him,” according to Politico.
However, O’Malley cited Biden’s age, 72, as a drawback. If the VP decided to run and was elected, he would be the oldest President in U.S. history. Same for Hillary Clinton, who is now 67.
“If he were to get into this race, he certainly would bring a lot of experience and that perspective, but I think his generation is already overly represented in our party in this field,” O’Malley said.
O’Malley has tried to set himself apart from the other Democratic candidates by attempting to portray himself as a younger, hipper alternative.
O’Malley appeared on “The Daily Show” where he discussed being sexy and played Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” on his guitar during an appearance on “The View.”