WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that he is leaving the door open for a potential presidential run in 2020.
“I honest to God haven’t made up my mind about that,” Biden said during an interview with NBC’s TODAY. “I’m not closing the door. Look, I’ve been around too long. I’m a great respecter of fate, but who knows what the situation is going to be in a year-and-a-half from now.”
He noted that if he was forced to decide today and promised the nomination, his answer would be no.
Biden, who is currently on the interview circuit to promote his new book, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, opted not to run in 2016 on the grounds that he did not have enough time to run a successful campaign. He also cited as a factor the May 2015 death of son Beau at 46 of brain cancer.
A Zogby Analytics poll released last week found that Biden would beat President Donald Trump in a 2020 match-up by 50-41 percent.