The current Vice President continues to receive questions as to whether he is going to run for President while attending family gatherings, despite saying it would be too difficult following the passing of his son Beau.
WASHINGTON – Joe Biden does not plan to participate in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night, but the invitation remains open to the vice president should he make a last-minute decision to jump in the race and join his would-be Democratic rivals on the debate stage.
The debate hosts have even gone so far as to set aside an extra podium for the VP, ABC News reports.
While all indications are that the reserved podium will go unused Tuesday night, the political world is watching in anticipation as the vice president continues a debate of his own, within the privacy of his Delaware home, in deliberating whether to mount a White House bid.
It had been expected that Biden would convene a family meeting to reach his final decision this weekend, which is why a pack of journalists have spent the weekend staking out the vice president’s Delaware home, looking for any clue of the anticipated meeting.
But two days, several motorcade chases and a couple of stops at sporting events for Biden’s grandchildren later, the vice president’s weekend activities have offered no real insight into the status of his deliberations.
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