Vice President Biden’s lengthy deliberations over whether to run for president hit a sizable speed bump Tuesday night. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s strong performance robbed Biden of a partial rationale for running and also probably shortened his timeline for making a decision.In the post-debate spin room at the Wynn resort and casino late Tuesday night, speculation about Biden’s future was inextricably connected to Clinton’s dominant evening against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and three other rivals. The question on the minds of many there was whether there is now adequate space in the Democratic race for the vice president.
One debate does not a turnaround make, of course. But Clinton's performance likely truncates Biden's timeline to say, once and for all, if he's running.