Former Vice President Joe Biden declared Thursday that Hillary Clinton "wasn't a great candidate" for president. Yes, he has a way of stating the obvious.
Biden, who delivered the remarks during a conference in Las Vegas then laughably tried to leave wiggle room for his own potential presidential run in 2020. Because he must apparently believe he is "the most qualified person" to deal with what plagues the nation. Fox News provides the summary:
According to a report in The Street, Biden addressed the Democratic presidential nominee’s surprise November defeat to President Trump in blunt terms.
He said she wasn’t a “great candidate” and that, "No man or woman should announce for the presidency unless they genuinely believe that for … that moment in the nation's history they are the most qualified person to deal with the issues facing the country.”
Biden also may have been publicly musing about his own plans. He reportedly said he’s focusing on his family right now, but if it looks like he’s the best person to run, “I may very well do it.”
“Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably not,” Biden reportedly said.
According to another account in Business Insider, Biden still said Clinton would have made a very “good” president.
But the knock on her fitness as the party’s standard-bearer candidate was startling considering how tirelessly President Obama and other Democratic luminaries campaigned for her last fall.
From the mouths of babes.