Biden weighs bid: Former Vice President Joe Biden is close to deciding whether to run for president, The New York Times reported this week. Biden, 76, told allies, “If you can persuade me there is somebody better who can win, I’m happy not to do it.” Yet the former six-term senator from Delaware is said to be skeptical that any of the 30-plus Democrats mulling a bid can defeat President Trump. He has led every national poll of likely primary contenders in the past year. Though he chose not to run in the 2016 race following the death of his eldest son, Beau, Biden has assembled a “campaign-in-waiting” that prepares him for a White House run. However, a third Biden campaign for president—he ran briefly in 1988 and 2008—has encountered resistance among Democrats reluctant to tap an older, sometimes gaffe-prone white man with significant political baggage.
Biden: Is he running?