Former Vice President Joe Biden dashed the hopes of some in the Democratic Party who want him to run for president in 2020.
“Guys, I’m not running,” Biden said on Sunday in New Hampshire at the state party’s annual dinner.
Video from the event showed the crowd first laughing, then groaning and even booing Biden over the decision.
“Run, Joe, run!” someone shouted, according to video posted online by WMUR.
Biden spoke about dignity, optimism and the willingness to do big things, three values he said were not currently part of the national conversation, The Boston Globe reported.
NBC Boston quoted him as saying:
“I know it seems like we’re hopelessly divided. I know it feels like we’re hopelessly stuck in a political death match and we can’t figure out how to get out of it. But we are better than that. I’ve always believed that we’re strongest when we act as one America.” Read full story