- The Washington Times - Friday, February 7, 2014

It’s looking more and more like the Democratic Party will have a choice of two high-profile political candidates for the White House in 2016: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Vice President Joseph R. Biden.

While most media eyes have turned toward Mrs. Clinton, trying to gauge the significance of her many teases toward the nation’s highest executive office, Mr. Biden bluntly told CNN in a recent interview that when he looks in the mirror, he sees presidential material.

“There’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run,” Mr. Biden told CNN.

He said he’ll announce a decision by the summer of 2015.

And hopefully, it’ll be clearer than what he explained as the logic that will lead into his decision: “For me, the decision to run or not run is going to be determined by me as to whether I am the best qualified person to focus on the few things I’ve spent my whole life on,” he said, in the interview.

The full interview is due to air on CNN on Friday on the network’s “New Day” program.