Wednesday afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden announced that he will not be running for the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidential election.
His speech made me a bit weepy when I read it. Then I watched the video and got teary-eyed again. While I think he ultimately made the right decision, I have nothing but admiration and affection for Joe Biden. He is a good man, a good public servant, and a voice of reason for always striving for the USA to become a more perfect union. If you’re ever in a political battle, you want Joe Biden on your side for a multitude of reasons, and those who only think of him in terms of his so-called “gaffes” don’t know the Joe Biden I have come to know and love over the years, even if only as an observer.