Earlier this week, I laid out the case for why Joe Biden might run in 2016. In a nutshell, he would like to be president and he might think he can win. He was never likely to get another chance after his second campaign and almost certainly won’t have the opportunity again.
This Glenn Thrush piece, perhaps unintentionally, is a good argument for why Biden shouldn’t run.
It paints the vice president as, quite understandably, still grieving over his son’s untimely death and suggests that Biden loyalists who would like him to run have encouraged the press to exaggerate his halfhearted moves toward campaign planning.