Joe Biden on 2016 Decision: Regrets, He Has a Few

As in 'every day'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2016 9:50 AM CST
President Barack Obama makes an emotional speech in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, with VP Joe Biden at his side.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – First there was Joe Biden's indecision about running for president, an uncertainty that CNN says "consumed Democrats for months." Now it's time to deal with his misgivings over the decision he finally did make. "I regret it every day, but it was the right decision for my family and for me," he told NBC Connecticut in an interview Wednesday in which he mainly talked about President Obama's executive action on guns. "And I plan on staying deeply involved."

Biden added during the interview that "we've got two good candidates" in Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, noting there's been "real robust debate between Hillary and Bernie, as there would have been if I had gotten in the race" and "no personal attacks that I'm aware of." As for the GOP side? "The kinds of things that Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are saying are so inconsistent with—well, we'll see what the election says, but it's not been a very illuminating campaign so far." (At least Jill thought he made the right move.)

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