Washington Special News Talk Florida –- Today at the White House in the rose garden Vice President Joe Biden formally announced that he would not be running for the Democratic Nomination for president in 2016.
He was joined in the rose garden by President Barack Obama and his wife Dr. Jill Biden were on hand as he made his announcement. He spoke about the importance at making sure that the Obama legacy. He said that Democrats should be running on that legacy and not away from it.
The news capped months of speculation about whether Biden would challenge Hillary Clinton, his fellow Democratic lion, former Senate colleague and friend. He did not endorse Hillary Clinton today he made what might have been his campaign speech.
But Biden as always spoke from the heart as he told the world that he was not running.
“I’ve concluded it has closed.”
“My family has suffered a loss, and I hope there will come a time that sooner rather than later, when you think of your loved one, it brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes.
“That’s where the Bidens are today.”
Biden promised to be active during the campaign.
“I will not be silent. I will speak clearly and forcefully … on where we stand as a nation”, and where the country needs to go.
He made a case for the president standing beside him.
“This party, our nation, will make a tragic mistake if we walk away or attempt to undo the Obama legacy.
“Democrats should not only protect this record, or defend this record – they should run on this record.”