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SOTU EXTRA: Biden's 2016 dance
March 2nd, 2014
09:20 AM ET

SOTU EXTRA: Biden's 2016 dance

By Paige Hymson

This week Vice President Joe Biden announced he’s running, but not for the 2016 presidential nomination. Biden and President Obama jogged through the White House in a comical YouTube video, as part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. Biden says “Mr. President, are you ready to move,” to which the duo shows off how they stay fit.

While Biden runs for exercise, he reminds Americans that he hasn’t made up his mind about running for president in 2016. In his address at the Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting on Friday, he says, "everybody wants to talk about 2016. That's lifetimes away."

In his appearance on NBC’s “Late Night” with Seth Meyers, Biden jokes about his future plans as potential presidential candidate. On his first night as “Late Night” host, Meyers questions Biden’s 2016 considerations. Biden jokes that while he was planning on making a major announcement on the show; he resisted taking away the spotlight from Seth Meyer’s debut. The women of ABC’s “The View” also spoke with Biden this week about his thoughts on Hillary Clinton possibly running for president in 2016. He says that Hillary running will not affect his decision. He also told Barbara Walters that if she sticks around “The View”, he will announce his final decision with her.

While Hillary Clinton has a number of supporters, should she run for president in 2016, Vice President Joe Biden may have some inside information. In a profile of Biden, Politico’s Glenn Thrush said that Biden’s inner circle, "predicted there was a 'significant' chance Clinton would take a pass, due to illness or a reluctance to endure the personal trials of another presidential run.” Perhaps Biden has some inside information, but what do you think about his future plans?

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