Biden on 2020: I’m ‘not going to decide not to run’

Joe Biden
In this Sept. 22, 2015, photo, Vice President Joe Biden gives a 'thumbs-up' after speaking at the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities' (HBCU) National HBCU Week annual conference in Washington. The Human Rights Campaign says Biden will be the keynote speaker for its annual dinner. The national gay rights group is hosting the dinner Oct. 3 in Washington. The speech is a major opportunity for Biden to demonstrate his support among LGBT voters. Biden is considering running for president in 2016 but hasn’t announced a decision. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden hasn’t decided to run for president in 2020. But he’s decided that he’s “not going to decide not to run.”

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The 74-year-old Democrat offered the somewhat confusing take on his political future in a series of new interviews ahead of the release of his memoir. But one thing is clear: Biden thinks he’s the right man to lead the nation.

Biden tells InStyle magazine that “this moment in American history sort of fits into my wheelhouse and the strengths I have.” He cited his experience with international diplomacy, his personal authenticity and his willingness to work with both parties.

Biden tells Vanity Fair, “I haven’t decided to run, but I’ve decided I’m not going to decide not to run. We’ll see what happens.”