Before the 2012 presidential election was even decided, Vice President Joe Biden kicked off an early round of speculation about 2016 when he said that he does not expect Tuesday to mark the last time he votes for himself.
Biden spoke briefly with reporters after casting a ballot in his home state of Delaware.
“I tell you what, you know, every time I do it — this is the eighth time that I’ve run statewide in the state of Delaware,” Biden said. “It’s always a kick, it really is, to see people out here. I hope everybody exercises their right to vote. It’s a great honor. And people who are standing in line in a lot of places, I encourage you to stand in line as long as you have to.”
Biden added that he was “feeling pretty good” about the chance that he and President Obama will be elected to a second term.
Then, asked if this would be the last time he would vote for himself, Biden grinned and replied, “No, I don’t think so.”
Biden, a former senator, ran for president in 2008 but dropped out early in the Democratic primary season, after finishing fifth in the Iowa caucuses. He turns 70 on Nov. 20 and would be 74 on his Inauguration Day, older than any other president.Callum Borchers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @callumborchers.