Biden Not Sure He Has 'Emotional Fuel' to Run

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Aug 27, 2015 4:20 PM
Biden Not Sure He Has 'Emotional Fuel' to Run

Vice President Joe Biden is polling well, pretty much has the backing of the White House locked up, and is being urged to run by a number of supporters. There’s just one problem: he’s very much on the fence about the decision.

During a conference call Wednesday that was supposed to be about the Iran deal, the first question that was asked happened to be about whether or not he will run.

Biden said he still didn’t know, despite saying earlier this summer that he’d make up his mind in July.

“I have to be able to commit to all of you that I would be able to give it my whole heart and my whole soul, and right now, both are pretty well banged up,” Biden said, according to people on the conference call, reports Politico.

The vice president added that he had to determine whether or not he had the “emotional fuel” to do it.

His indecision likely comes as good news to Hillary, who in Iowa commented that she “cannot even imagine the grief and the heartbreak.”

Biden, of course, recently lost his son Beau to brain cancer.

“Vice President Biden is a friend of mine — he and I were colleagues in the Senate, I worked with him as first lady, I worked with him in President Obama’s first term, and I have a great deal of admiration and respect for him,” Clinton said, reports Politico. “I think he has to make what is a very difficult decision for himself and his family, and he should have the space and opportunity to decide what he wants to do.”