While there are still several contests remaining in the Democratic primary race, many believe that Hillary Clinton is a shoe-in for the nomination and that Bernie Sanders’ chances at winning are non-existent. Despite this popular sentiment, Bernie has claimed that he intends to carry his campaign all the way to the Party convention, regardless of whether or not he can secure the necessary delegates prior to the event. His supporters commend his resilience, yet his critics think he should drop out and allow Hillary to focus her attention on the path for the White House. And while the Obama administration has been fairly silent in their endorsements for 2016, they have certainly insinuated that they will toss their support behind Hillary’s campaign. Now, that messaging has surpassed insinuation and implication, as Vice President Joe Biden has explicitly stated his take on the presidential race.
Speaking with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, Biden offered his two cents on the hectic race for the Oval Office. The VP stated that he is “confident” Hillary will secure the Democratic nomination and ultimately the White House. “I feel confident that Hillary will be the nominee, and I feel confident she’ll be the next president.”
It’s important to note that this is not an endorsement for Hillary (yet…) but just an insight into which candidate the Obama administration’s top members believe will proceed them in the White House.
In addition to offering his take on the current race, Biden also appeared to express disappointment, but not regret, that he was unable to toss his hat into the race. “No one should ever seek the presidency unless they're able to devote their whole heart and soul and passion into just doing that,” he explained. “And, Beau was my soul. I just wasn't ready to be able to do that. But, so, my one regret is my Beau's not here. I don't have any other regrets.” He said, however, that he is glad he is able to devote his energies toward eradicating the disease that took his son.
What do you think about Biden’s claim that he is confident Hillary will be the next president?