On Tuesday night, President Obama gave his farewell address. We’re sure everyone has had some disagreements with the president over the years, but, if there’s one thing we can agree, it’s that Joe Biden was a great choice for Vice-President and Obama certainly agrees.
During his speech, he thanked Biden for his service saying the Vice-President was one of the best decisions of his presidency.
‘To Joe Biden. The scrappy kid from Scranton, became Delaware’s favorite son. You were the first decision I made as a nominee, and it was the best. Not just because you have been a great vice president but because in the bargain I gained a brother. And we love you and Jill like family, and your friendship has been one of the great joys of our lives.’
Despite his gaffes over the years, it’s clear that Biden has been a stalwart friend and advisor to President Obama. Beyond helping the president shape key legislation and leading the fight to cure cancer, the Vice-President has been an advocate for supporting our returning veterans and defending the social safety net.
Now that Biden’s time in the White House has drawn to a close, he has said he will be focusing his time on two projects. The first, and arguably, most important to Biden, is helping researchers discover a cure for cancer. Biden’s son, Beau, died of brain cancer last year. His son’s death was cited as the primary reason that Biden decided to not run for the White House in 2016.
The Vice-President has not confirmed whether or not he will run in 2020, but did say that he would not be ruling anything out.
Biden’s second project will be working in the foreign policy department at Penn. Whether that will be as a teacher or research role remains to be seen. Frankly, we can’t think of a better teacher to have than Biden so hopefully he decides to share his experiences with the next generation of lawmakers and policy experts.
For more information, you can watch the entire segment below. Goodbye, President Obama and Vice-President Biden. It’s going to be a long four years.
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