Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden in an upcoming interview is living with regret: “I have a regret that I am not President. Because I think there’s so much opportunity. I think America’s so incredibly well-positioned.”
“Oprah, no woman or man should announce they are running for President unless they can answer two questions: One, do they truly believe they are the most qualified person for that moment. I believed I was. But was I prepared to be able to give my whole heart, my whole soul and all my attention to the endeavor? And I knew I wasn’t,” he tells Oprah Winfrey during the taping of “Super Soul Sunday” that will air Sunday, Nov. 9.
Biden recently penned his memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose. Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III is the ex-veep’s oldest son who died on May 30, 2015, of a malignant brain tumor. The book’s title is based on a conversation Biden had with his eldest son during Thanksgiving the year prior when Beau said to him, “Give me your word that no matter what happens, you’re going to be all right.”
It was Biden’s personal battle in dealing with Beau’s death. And later the scandal with his second son Hunter Biden. Hunter’s ex-wife Kathleen accused him of doing drugs, hiring prostitutes and blowing the family’s money on these hobbies. Then, Hunter and Beau’s widow Hallie started a relationship. These are two reasons Biden decided to sit out of the run for the presidency.
“I should have seen this coming, I guess. The Politico story exceeded even my worst expectations of what the opposition was going to be like,” he said. “The idea that I would use my son’s death to political advantage was sickening,” said Biden of the news feature titled “EXCLUSIVE: Biden himself leaked word of his son’s dying wish.”