Vice President Joe Biden has further extended his deadline to announce his run for the White House and is not expected to be on stage at the first Democratic debate in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, CNN
For more than two months, Biden has been entertaining the idea of launching a presidential campaign and missed his original end-of-summer deadline as he and his team have been inundated by mounds of research and battle plans to launch a candidacy, CNN reports.
A senior Democrat who has spoken with Biden and spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity said, "There's far more talk than action" and "nothing is actually being done yet."
CNN says that as discussions with nearly two-dozen Democrats have taken place, when it comes to Biden running for president, they put it simply: He just hasn't made up his mind yet.
"If you would have asked me several months ago, I would have said he should decide by the beginning of October," said Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. "But as time goes by, his numbers continue to improve and more and more people want him to run. I don't think he has to do something this week. This month? Yeah."
Carper also mentioned Hillary Clinton's hearing on Benghazi which is set to take place on Oct. 22, but noted that he's not sure if the hearing is a possible factor keeping Biden from making a decision.
Meanwhile, as Hillary's poll numbers continue to dip, Biden's continue to rise, despite an official announcement.
"I love Joe Biden because of his honesty and authenticity," said Jon Cooper, national finance chairman of Draft Biden, CNN reports. "At the end of the day, if he were to say no, I would absolutely understand. But I'm the eternal optimist. I'm absolutely convinced he's running."
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