Biden: 2016 run could depend on economy

In another hint that he's seriously considering running for president in 2016, Vice President Biden told the Wilmington News-Journal that he couldn't make a decision until the economy improves.

“There’s plenty of time to think about 2016,” Biden said. “ We've got to get this economy working. If three years from now the economy is not working, it’s not going to be worth doing much. This is all about making Barack an incredibly successful second-term president. That’s my focus.”

On Election Day, voting for the Democratic ticket, Biden was asked if it was the last time he would cast a ballot for himself. Biden grinned and responded, “No, I don’t think so.” He also told a Republican voter last month that "after its all over, when your insurance rates go down, then you’ll vote for me in 2016."

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