Biden backs off comments hinting at 2020 presidential bid
Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Sunday walked back his recent comments about eyeing another White House run in 2020, calling four years a “lifetime in American politics.”
Mr. Biden, 74, who three times has run for president and flirted with a run this year, said his age could be an issue, and the political landscape could shift dramatically before the next election.
“Age could be very much an issue and it could not be. It depends on the state of my health and the health of whomever is running,” he said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Mr. Biden ignited speculation about his presidential ambitions last week when he made a quip to reporters about a run, and then left it open to interpretation whether he was joking.
“Four years is a lifetime in American politics,” he said in the interview. “Who knows where we’re gonna be two years from now when people start looking seriously about what they’re going to do?”