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CNN reports that former Vice President Joe Biden is launching a political action committee, “American Possibilities PAC,” setting off speculation about a possible 2020 run for president:

While establishing the group could indicate Biden’s potential interest in another presidential bid, his comments on the subject in recent months have been varied.

Biden, who is 74 years old, gave a speech in New Hampshire last month, telling the first-in-the-nation primary state at the time that he was not running.

In the lead-up to the 2016 Democratic primary, Biden publicly mulled a run before standing down, citing his still-fresh grief from the death of his son Beau as a reason he did not mount a bid. Later, Biden expressed regret about this decision publicly, criticizing Hillary Clinton’s campaign and saying he thought he was a great candidate.

Earlier this month, he said he likely wouldn’t run in 2020, but did not write off the possibility.

The Personality Profile of Vice President Joe Biden

Jaclynn Beier, Brianna Ricci, Lindsey Holm, and Katie Carlson conducted a pilot study of the political personality of Joe Biden at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics in 2009.

Lindsey Holm and Jaclynn Beier present their research poster, "The Personality Profile of Vice President Joe Biden," at the 44th annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference on April 18, 2009, at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn.
Lindsey Holm and Jaclynn Beier present their research poster, “The Personality Profile of Vice President Joe Biden,” at the 44th annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference on April 18, 2009, at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn.

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A preliminary psychological analysis of U.S. vice president Joe Biden by Jaclynn Beier, Brianna Ricci, Lindsey Holm, Katie Carlson, and Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics revealed that Vice President Biden’s primary personality pattern is Dominant/asserting, complemented by secondary Outgoing/congenial and Ambitious/confident features. In summary, Biden’s personality composite can be characterized as a dominant extravert.

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Joe Biden Concludes There’s No Time for a 2016 Run


A life-size cutout of the vice president was seen in June 2015 in the window of a Draft Joe Biden 2016 office in Chicago. (Photo credit: Andrew Nelles / The New York Times)

By Peter Baker and Maggie Habermank

October 21, 2015

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced on Wednesday [Oct. 21, 2015] that he would not run for president, ending a period of remarkably public agonizing and clearing away one of the biggest potential obstacles to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s path to the Democratic nomination in 2016. …

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