"I thought I was the correct candidate".
- Author: Carlos Nash May 20, 2017,
May 20, 2017, 0:43
Obama administration Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday said he could run for president again, but he added that he "probably" wouldn't.
But if those things are done, and he's healthy and the best candidate, "I may very well do it", Biden said at the SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas.
"I never thought she was a great candidate", Biden said. That being said, Biden does believe she would've fared well had she won.
MSNBC host Katy Tur then followed up by asking if Biden was one of the most qualified candidates.
"Could I? Yes", Biden continued.
While all of those decisions are now in the past, Democrats have been speculating on Biden's future, wondering whether the former vice president would run to challenge Trump in the 2020 race.
According to Fox Business Network, Biden addressed the Democratic presidential nominee's surprise November defeat to President Trump in blunt terms.More news: Ford using first over-the-air software updates to its 2016 cars
"At this point, no one in my family or I have made the judgment to run", Biden said.
Biden, who by the next Presidential election be almost 78 years old, emphasized that his focus right now is on "putting his family back together" after he lost his son Beau to brain cancer in 2016.
But, Biden said, he will consider it if those are done. "What are we going to do?' C'mon man!"
Of course, Biden isn't saying anything that most every election analyst already hasn't.
On the fractured political landscape in D.C., Biden said, "The public is sick of it". Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has repeatedly offered some version of this quote: "It wasn't that Donald Trump won the election; it was that the Democratic Party that lost the election". Accepting the position of vice president, though, was still not an easy choice, Biden admitted.