Biden: I Could Have Beaten Donald Trump

Biden: "I think I could have won"

A slap at Hillary Clinton BTW...


telegraph
Joe Biden, who served as Barack Obama’s vice-president, believes he could have beaten Donald Trump in last year’s election if he had decided to run.

Mr Biden, 74, opted not to stand after his son Beau died in 2015 disappointing supporters who believed his folksy, blue-collar appeal would have been more than a match for Mr Trump’s populist campaign.

Some Democrats are still coming to terms with Hillary Clinton’s shock defeat and wondering whether they picked the right candidate

Appearing before students at Colgate University in central New York on Friday, Mr Biden was asked whether he had any regrets.

The answer is that I had planned on running for president. And although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won,” he said, according to the Observer Dispatch of Utica.

He added that he had collected a lot of data that indicated he could have been successful.

Mr Biden, 74, ruled himself out of a White House run in October 2015. He had emerged as a potential third way between Bernie Sanders’ on the Left and Mrs Clinton