Joe Biden Not Running for President
Oct 21, 2015, 12:23 PM ET
Vice President Joe Biden is not running for president in 2016, he announced in a Rose Garden address this afternoon, saying the window for a realistic White House bid closed before his family was able to work through the grieving process surrounding the May death of son Beau.
"As the family and I have worked through the grieving process, I have said all along and time again what I have said to others that the process by the time we get through it, closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president. That it might close. I have concluded it has closed," Biden said, with President Obama and his wife, Jill Biden, standing by his side.