Biden: 'I Never Thought Hillary Was A Great Candidate'

Katie RamirezMay 20, 2017

Following Democrat Hillary Clinton's unexpected 2016 defeat to President Donald Trump, speculation again mounted that Biden would decide to throw his hat back into the political arena.

Former Vice President Joe Biden took a swipe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday, saying upon further reflection she wasn't a "great candidate" for president.

"I thought I was the correct candidate", Biden said. You can make a pretty objective case that Clinton wasn't a great candidate, given she lost an election she was expected to win to an opponent who became the most unpopular president-elect in modern history. "Could I? Yes", he said. Indeed, in Shattered, Allen and Parnes explained how the Biden family was focused on Beau's career more than Joe's.

"Could I? Yes", he said.

Biden would be nearly 78 if he chose to run in the next presidential election cycle in 2020.

The former vice president offered commentary on President Barack Obama's two terms in office that also appeared to serve as an undercover critique of the current administration.

"What happened was that this was the first campaign that I can recall where my party did not talk about what it always stood for - and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class", Biden stated during an event at the University of Pennsylvania, according to CNN.

But Mr Biden said he did not regret the time he was able to spend with his son before he died. "This fever has to break", Biden said. "What are we going to do?' C'mon man!" "It is impossible. The public is sick of it". "I never thought she was the correct candidate".

The 74-year-old also addressed speculation that he could run for president in 2020.

Biden added that he plans to give the $200,000 fee he received for speaking to SALT to charity.

But Biden praised Obama as "absolutely totally competent" and someone who took the job "extremely seriously". But Biden said Obama promised him he'd be the last guy in the room on every important issue - a promise that was ultimately kept.

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