Obama's foreign policy could burden Biden if he runs in 2016

Joe Biden's Potential Run Looms Over 2016 Presidential RaceBy James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When President Barack Obama announced this week that the United States would leave more troops than planned in Afghanistan, his vice president, Joe Biden, stood right at his side. As he calculates all the angles that would influence his candidacy – a decision is reportedly coming within days – Biden has more than the looming obstacle of front-runner Hillary Clinton to consider. As a candidate, he would become the chief defender of a foreign policy that critics say has been incoherent and that gets increasingly low marks in public opinion polls.

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