Joe Biden ‘Planned on Running for President’ in 2016 Election: ‘I Think I Could Have Won’

Ready for the Oval Office? During a visit to Colgate University in New York on Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden said he believes he could have won the 2016 election.

“On a college campus I will never, never do anything other than answer the question completely unvarnished and straightforward,” the politician, 74, said at a lecture Q&A panel when asked if he regrets not running for president last year. “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.”

According to Utica’s Observer-Dispatch, Biden told students that he had collected a lot of data and was confident that as a Democratic nominee, he could have become the 45th POTUS. “At the end of the day, I just couldn’t do it,” he added. “So, I don’t regret not running. Do I regret not being president? Yes.”

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