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Biden Says He Regrets Not Running For President

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Former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 07:07 PM

Joe Biden regrets not running for president, the Hill reports.

"I had planned on running for president and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won," the former vice president said during a speech Friday at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. "Maybe not, I don't know."

"I was fairly confident that if I had become the Democratic nominee, I would have had a good chance to be president," Biden continued.

“Do I regret not being president? Yes,” Biden said. "I was the best qualified."

Biden decided to step back from politics because of family issues. He lost his son Beau, Delaware's former attorney general, to brain cancer in 2015 and said he felt he couldn't run because he "lost a part of his soul."

"I had planned on running for president and life intervened," he told the Delaware Journal in 2016. "I made the right decision for my family, for my children. I made the right decision across the board. I have no regrets."

Biden made a run for the presidency in 1987 - a race he dropped out of when speech plagiarism reports surfaced - and most recently in 2008, which he withdrew from after a poor showing in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary in Iowa. 

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