Can’t win in 2020 either.
Via Free Beacon:
When asked if he could have beaten Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, former vice president Joe Biden told the New York Times, “I don’t know.”
“Everybody says that,” he continued. “But look, I don’t know. You’ve got to be in the game. I thought Hillary would have made a good president.”
Biden considered running in 2016, but ultimately decided not to get into the race as his son Beau was dying of cancer at the time. According to close friends, Biden would have run in 2016 if Beau had not died. Biden had early conversations about the possibility with former president Barack Obama, but the latter’s response was “not encouraging.”
After Obama did not intervene on Biden’s behalf when fellow 2020 Democratic candidates challenged him for not supporting busing in the 1970s, Biden said he did not take the silence as disapproval.
“I would rather him not get engaged,” Biden told the Times. “I want to win this fair and square.”