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Ed Klein: 'No Deadline' As Biden Ponders White House Bid

Ed Klein: 'No Deadline' As Biden Ponders White House Bid

By    |   Wednesday, 07 October 2015 10:05 AM

Joe Biden is still on the fence about a White House bid, and is playing a waiting game to see how Hillary Clinton does in the first Democratic candidates' debate and during an appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, journalist Ed Klein reports.

"There is no deadline," an unnamed source tells Klein, he writes on his website Wednesday.

Instead, the vice president "wants to measure Hillary's vulnerability before he jumps into the primary race," writes Klein, author of "Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary." 

Clinton is set to debate with other Democratic presidential candidates Oct. 13, and be questioned by the Benghazi committee Oct. 22.

"Obviously, Joe would like to go," the source tells Klein. "He’s wanted to be president for as long as he’s wanted anything. But he’s still debating with himself whether he wants to leave public office with his reputation unsullied or whether he should get muddied in a fight with Hillary."

Klein said his source added "there is one caveat."

"Joe could wake up any morning and change his mind and decide to enter the battle with Hillary. I have no reason to believe that he will, but with Joe, anything can happen."

According to CNN, Biden is having a “family conversation” this weekend aimed at discussing a possible run.

The latest speculation about his possible candidacy comes as the vice president pushes back against a Politico report that he leaked his son's dying wish for him to run to the New York Times' Maureen Dowd for a column Aug. 1.

"The bottom line on the Politico story is that it is categorically false and the characterization is offensive," an unnamed Biden official tells CNN.

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod, who is a CNN political analyst, tells the cable network the idea of Biden leaking something so personal for political gain was off-base.

"I just don't buy into the interpretation that he would try and essentially politicize what was one of the most horrific events of his life," he tells CNN.

Get Ed Klein's latest reports on his new blog EdwardKlein.com.

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Joe Biden is still on the fence about a White House bid, and is playing a waiting game to see how Hillary Clinton does in the first Democratic candidates' debate and during an appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, journalist Ed Klein reports.
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