Vice President under President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, recently made a dramatic announcement which may have changed modern history as we know it.
Biden announced Friday that he regrets his decision to not run for president. While he recognized that the issues surrounding the primaries and securing the Democratic nomination, he believes now that he would have won against Donald Trump and saved Americans a lot of heartache.
‘I had planned on running for president and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won…I don’t know, maybe not. But I thought I could have won.’
‘I had a lot of data and I was fairly confident that if I were the Democratic Party’s nominee, I had a better than even chance of being president.’
Unfortunately, Biden is probably correct in that given how much the Trump administration exploited the perceived faults of Hillary Clinton to secure votes. Furthermore, given President Barack Obama’s strong approval rating during the campaign and on his way out of office, Biden’s close association to Barack and that entire administration would have likely served him well.
Beyond that, there was also the rampant obsession of social media users with the “bromance” between President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden, which also would have served as a strong foundation for campaigning.
Certainly, Biden had good reason for not pursuing the position initially though, as he opted to instead focus on his son Beau who was battling cancer, and later passed away. He described poignantly that he felt he “lost a part of my soul” when Beau passed away, so likely passing up on the opportunity was for the best in terms of his personal life.
That said, he undoubtedly feels guilt about the current political situation in the United States.
‘But do I regret not being president? Yes. I was the best qualified.’
This revelation was made during a speech in Hamilton, New York at Colgate University where Biden was sharing insight into ways to elevate the middle class — a topic that Biden is still extremely passionate about.
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