Biden: "While I Will Not Be A Candidate, I Will Not Be Silent"

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 21, 2015 2:12 PM
In an Wednesday afternoon speech from the Rose Garden with President Obama and his wife Jill by his side, Vice President Joe Biden announced he will not seek the presidency. While Biden believes he is "out of time" to mount a campaign, he promised he would not be silent. "While I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent," Biden said. "I intend to speak out clearly and forcefully to influence as much as I can where we stand as a party and where we need to go as a nation." Biden also took a subtle shot at Hillary Clinton, who said Republicans are her enemies at the first Democratic debate, and said he does not think the party should look at the GOP as opposition. "They are our opposition, not our enemies," Biden said. "And for the sake of the country, we have to work together." Biden said the way campaign finance laws have changed in the past decade is a "fundamental threat" to the country and is something he wants to take on. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: As my family and I have worked through the grieving process, I've said all along, what I've said time and again to others, that it may very well be that that process, by the time we get through it, closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president. That it might close. I've concluded it has closed. I know from previous experience that there is no timetable for