Biden will be 78 in 2020 and would by far be the oldest person ever to win a presidential nomination if he were successful 4 years from now.
Vice President Biden on Monday raised the possibility of a presidential bid in 2020.
“I am going to run in 2020,” Biden told a group of reporters in the Capitol when asked about his political future. “What the hell man, anyway.”
Asked if he was kidding about running, the 74-year-old paused for four seconds before saying he is “not committing not to run.”
“I am not committed to anything,” he added. “I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening.”
It would be surprising if Biden decided to continue his decades-long political career, which many assumed would end once President Obama and he leave the White House next month.
After months of toying with a presidential run this cycle, Biden announced last October that he would not mount a bid. He said he ran out time “necessary to mount a winning campaign”