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Biden: Hillary's Campaign Lacked 'Joy,' Outside Forces Pressured Her to Run

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By    |   Wednesday, 25 October 2017 04:29 PM

Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted in a new interview that he felt Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign seemed to lack "joy" and thought her White House hopes were driven by outside forces.

"Everyone thinks it was just raw ambition on her part," Biden told Vanity Fair. "I think she was sort of a prisoner of history. First woman who had a better-than-even chance of getting the nomination. First woman, relative to the Republican field, who had a better-than-even chance of being president.

"But there's a lot of baggage, fair and unfair, and there was no illusion on her part — this wasn't going to be a Marquess of Queensberry fight. And so I never got the sense that there was any joy in her campaign. Maybe it's me, but I find joy in doing this."

Vanity Fair also included a quote from Biden's new book, "Promise Me, Dad," which addressed Clinton's campaign.

After explaining how Clinton came to his vice presidential office at the Naval Observatory one morning to inform him of her intention to run for president, Biden wrote he felt a "twinge of sadness" for her.

"But she did not evince much joy at the prospect of running," Biden wrote. "I may have misread her entirely that morning, but she seemed to me like a person propelled by forces not entirely of her own making."

Biden campaigned for Clinton several times, although he said last December Clinton was unable to figure out why she was running for president.

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