White House: Biden deserves 'time and space' to decide

Joe Biden, 72, has been mulling whether to join the race for the Democratic party's presidential nominationThe White House said Thursday that Vice President Joe Biden deserved “time and space” to decide whether to launch a presidential run, after he told Democrats he and his family were weighing the prospect. “The decision that anyone makes to run for president of the United States is an intensely personal one,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Air Force One as President Barack Obama flew to New Orleans. “That’s why we have gone to great lengths to try to give the vice president the time and space that he has earned to make this intensely personal decision,” Earnest added.

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