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Joe Biden floats possible 2020 presidential bid

James Dawson/Delaware Public Media

Vice President Joe Biden might not be leaving the national political scene in the near future.

Biden told a group of reporters on Capitol Hill Monday, “I’m going to run in 2020.”

When asked to clarify, Delaware’s elder statesman said, “For president…what the hell, man?”

"I'm not committing not to run. I'm not committing to anything. I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening."

Should he actually run and win, Biden would be 78-years-old shortly after the election – which would make him the oldest person to take the office. Ronald Reagan was 69 when he was sworn in and 77 years and 349 days old when he left two terms.  Donald Trump is 70 as he prepares to step into the Oval Office in January.

It would also be the third time he ran for the nation’s highest office. Bids in 1988 and 2008 were short-lived.

Biden considered another run in 2016, but chose not to after his son and Delaware’s former attorney general, Beau, died of brain cancer.   

Since then, Biden has been dedicated toward finding a cure for cancer, something he and those around him have said he’ll be heavily involved with after leaving the White House in January.

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