Biden not running

The Herald reports:

Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long U.S. political career.

Biden’s decision finalizes the Democratic field of White House candidates and likely bolsters Hillary Rodham Clinton’s standing as the front-runner by sparing her a challenge from the popular vice president.

Almost certain Clinton will be the nominee. If Biden had won it would have damaged her, but hard to see him beating her unless her e-mails turn up a smoking gun.

Biden has net favourability of +12%. Clinton is at -8%.

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