Joe Biden entertains some second thoughts, but knows in the end he made the right call.
I regret it every day,” Biden said Wednesday of his decision to not run.
But he pledged to stay “deeply involved” in the race to replace President Obama.
“We’ve got two good candidates,” Biden said, praising Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for engaging in a “robust debate” devoid of personal attacks. He glossed over the third candidate running for the Democratic nomination, Martin O’Malley.
The vice president’s thoughts about the campaign he almost waged came in an interview with WVIT, one of five interviews the vice president conducted to promote Obama’s executive actions on gun control. He told the Connecticut television station he was haunted by the thought of the 20 first-graders gunned down in Newtown — “those beautiful little babies in classrooms like dolls, discarded.”
Speaking of the Republican presidential primary, he said it had not been very illuminating so far. Biden singled out Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for comments they’ve made on the campaign trail.
“I promise you, I’ve spoken to three of the presidential potential nominees on the Republican side who tell me, ‘Joe, it’s crazy,'” Biden said. “It’s absolutely crazy.”