Vice President of the United States of America, USA Joe Biden opened the door Wednesday to a potential presidential primary challenge to former secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.
“Yes, there is a chance” he would challenge Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016, but I haven’t made my mind up about that. We’ve got a lot of work to do between now and then. There’s plenty of time,” according to a news report on Cable News Network, CNN.
Both Clinton and Biden have made no secret of their interest in running in 2016, but Clinton allies have been building an organisation that encompasses many of the key strategists and operatives in the Democratic field, and she holds a significant double-digit lead in every poll of the potential field.
Biden doesn’t always come in second — that position in Democrats’ hearts is often held by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, a liberal icon whom many progressives see as their only alternative to Clinton.
Although by this time in 2007, Biden had already declared, he said Wednesday he doesn’t need to decide until the summer about another White House run. In the meantime, the vice president has friendly remarks for Clinton, he called her a “really competent, capable person and a friend.”