VP Biden's Recent Moves Hint at 2016 Presidential Run
3 months ago
But he says, "I haven't made that decision"
Vice President Joe Biden is beginning to lay the groundwork to become a presidential nominee in 2016. Over the inaugural weekend, Biden stopped by the Iowa State Society's inaugural ball, and invited top New Hampshire Democrats to his formal swearing-in ceremony on Sunday; both states traditionally host the first two nominating contests of a presidential cycle. Additionally, while at the Iowa ball, he accidentally referred to himself as the president, saying, "I’m proud to be president of the United States. I’m proud to be vice president of the United States but I am prouder to be Barack Obama, President Barack Obama’s vice president." Biden has twice run for president before, in 1988 and 2008, but each time, his candidacy flamed out. A successful run in 2016 would make Biden the nation’s oldest inaugurated president as he would turn 74 that year. (NBC News)