Biden won't run in 2016, boosting Clinton's White House hopes

U.S. Vice President Biden announces his he will not seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination during an appearance in the Rose Garden of the White House in WashingtonBy Jeff Mason and John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he would not run for president in 2016, ending months of indecision and removing one of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton’s biggest potential obstacles to the party’s nomination. Biden, 72, appeared in the White House Rose Garden with his wife Jill and President Barack Obama to say the window for mounting a successful campaign had closed. Biden’s announcement ended a highly public “will he or won’t he?” political guessing game about his intentions that had shadowed Clinton’s campaign and frozen the support of some Democratic activists and donors.

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