Joe Biden hints at bid in 2016 presidential election
By Helena Viegas Araujo and Rosanna Cole
Vice president Joe Biden has suggested the possibility of running for President in the 2016 elections.
This is not the first time the former US senator would make a pitch for the position, having run for the Democratic nomination in 1988, when he was forced to drop out, as well as in 2008, when he was overshadowed by Obama.
Biden’s chances at winning the nomination would be greatly improved if Obama were to be re-elected.
However, his previous failures and his age stand against him.
If he were to win the White House in four years time, Biden would become the oldest first-term president at 73.
Despite his reputation for gaffes, Biden boasts significant experience at handling vice-presidential debates.