Former Vice President Joe Biden is not ruling out a run for the White House in 2020, he told MSNBC's "Politics Nation" on Sunday, knowing "I've got to make my decision by the end of this year."
"I've been honest about this," Biden told MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton. "If the Lord almighty, Al, came down and said, 'the nomination is yours now, you have to accept it now,' I would not."
But check with him before the end of the year, he told Sharpton.
". . . And, by the way, these polls are showing me winning and all this stuff. You and I both know that don't mean a thing until you're in the green."
Biden admitted his decision might come down to his own honest assessment of whether or not he is the best for the Democratic party.
"I got to walk away knowing . . . there's somebody who can do it and can win, because we've got to win – we've got to win in 2020," Biden said. "And – but for me, Rev, it's selfish, but it's about putting my family back together.
"You know, I lost my son, my son Beau. He left a whole in the heart of everybody in the family. It takes time to come back."
Biden has in the past admitted he did not wage a presidential campaign for 2016 because of his emotions after losing his son to brain cancer.
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