Although the next presidential election isn't until Nov. 2016, curiosity of who will throw their name in election, is on everyone's mind. Including my own. Last week, Vice President Joe Biden visited South Carolina to discuss infrastructure investment. The topic changed, of course, to will Joe Biden run for the presidency.
During a quick stop in Columbia, Dick Harpootlian, former Democratic Party chairman in South Carolina said to Biden, "You need to run." Biden's response, "We'll talk."
Colleen McCain Nelson of the Wall Street Journal wrote, "Mr. Biden has taken no overt steps toward building a national campaign machinery, and few people expect him to run. Nonetheless, Mr. Biden in recent weeks has fanned the will-he-or-won’t-he conversation by suggesting that he’s still considering a bid and by scheduling trips to three states that hold the earliest presidential nominating contests."
Biden remains noncommittal on the subject of putting in a bid for presidency. Trips to Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire to promote the administration's agenda inevitability turned to private conversations about the next presidential campaign.
Mr. Biden has described the presidential race as “wide open,” and may very well wait till summer to make a decision.
Could Biden be waiting to see if Hillary Clinton will run? Most believe that since Mrs. Clinton dominates the polls over her competitors that if by off chance she doesn't run, Biden will.
Colleen McCain Nelson of the Wall Street Journal wrote, "Beyond that public declaration, the vice president said little privately during his trips to Iowa and South Carolina that suggested he was ready to run. Democrats in those states, as well as in New Hampshire, say they’ve seen no evidence of organizing efforts by Biden emissaries, and many supporters say no one from the vice president’s circle has even hinted that local officials might want to hold off on committing to other candidates."
This summer promises an exciting time. Who will run, or not for the Democratic party's presidential nomination?