Joe Biden reveals how close he came to announcing 2016 presidential campaign in new book

Former Vice President Joe Biden has repeatedly left the door open to a run at the presidency in 2020 – but his new book reveals how close he came to starting a campaign for the 2016 election.

In late 2015, Mr Biden reveals in Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, he was editing an announcement speech for his campaign. The idea of the launch was that Mr Biden would make a big push for the White House.

“A cautious, trim-around-the-edges campaign was pointless. So Biden for President was going to go big. Because frankly, at this

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