Joe Biden Says He Won’t Run for Office Again
New York Times – Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. delayed making a decision about a potential presidential campaign for months, in part because of the tears of his 11-year-old granddaughter. That time for family healing after the death of her father, the vice president’s son Beau, in May ultimately meant he would not be able to win, Mr. Biden said.
Mr. Biden recalled a moment by the family swimming pool this summer when his granddaughter Natalie was sitting on his lap. She “turns around and puts her arms around me and starts sobbing and says: ‘Pop, I see Daddy all the time. I see Daddy all the time. Pop, you smell like Daddy. You’re not going to leave me, are you, Pop?’ “ Mr. Biden said in an interview televised on Sunday night on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”