Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Joe Biden 'not closing the door' on 2020 run

On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden will publish his first book in 10 years: Promise Me, Dad, a memoir of his experiences in 2015, which included losing his 46-year-old son Beau to brain cancer.

"No, I'm not closing the door. Who knows what the situation will be a year and a half from now?" After going off on a tangent about a David Brooks column about how people listen to what leaders say, he reiterated, "But I do think there are things he's doing well, but I ... it's more the tone of this administration that bothers me".

The former vice president and US Senator is making book tour rounds for the release of "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and objective".

Speculation around Biden, who has garnered a reputation for popularity with the white working class voters seen as delivering Trump the presidency, has also centered on what could have happen if he challenged Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination past year. He also writes about his decision not to seek the Democratic nomination for president in the 2016 election. "I don't regret the decision I made because it's the right decision for my family", he said.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey released Sunday, Biden said he regrets not being in the White House, but not his decision to stay on the sidelines previous year.

But Biden, who's been open about his financial struggles, said that he's always understood and represented the middle class and would connect better than Trump has with the "rust belt" and working class voters.

And Biden's family seems to be ready for another try.

Biden says he was for Clinton, but that he anxious about her prospects.

Biden, who seriously considered launching a bid to continue the Obama administration legacy in the White House a year ago, was asked about a potential run in 2020 Tuesday on "Today" but offered little definitive.

The former Democrat VP hasn't ruled out running in 2020.

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