Former Vice President Joe Biden just had some harsh words for Hillary Clinton on Thursday night. Speaking at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas, Biden said in no uncertain terms, “I never thought she was the correct candidate, I thought I was the correct candidate.”
Biden continued in this dialogue saying, “No man or woman should announce for the presidency unless they genuinely believe that for that moment in the nation’s history they are the most qualified person to deal with the issues facing the country.” In March, Biden expressed regret at not running for the Democratic nomination. He said, “I had planned on running for president, and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won. I don’t know, maybe not. But I thought I could have won.” He added later, “I was the best qualified.”
Biden has remained critical of Hillary Clinton’s campaign saying that she never knew why she was running. “I don’t think she ever really figured it out,” Biden said according to the Los Angeles Times. But in spite of his criticism, he did say that he thought Hillary would have been a “really good president.”
So what about 2020? Biden hasn’t completely ruled out running according to multiple reports. He said, “Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably not.” The former vice president said that right now his focus in on putting his family back together following the 2015 death of his son, Beau, to brain cancer. He also stated that he has some long-standing promises to his wife that include paying off their mortgage. Biden has been known as “the poorest man in the US Senate.” But if his health is good at the age of 78 in 2020 and his financial obligations are met, he said, “I may very well do it.”
Biden had this to say to the American people, “Let’s wake up! This is America. We all walk around like, ‘Oh my God. What are we going to do?’ C’mon man!” And he had this to say to Republicans and Democrats in Washington, “Argue like hell…but show some respect.”
Sounds like a man that still has quite a bit of passion for public office!
Credit: Huffington Post