Biden: ‘I Could Make A Good President’

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Vice President Joe Biden. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Vice President Joe Biden. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Vice President Joe Biden believes he could make a good president.

Biden made the comment to NBC News a day after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

“In my heart, I’m confident that I could make a good president,” Biden told NBC News. “It’s a very different decision to decide whether or not to run for president.”

In an interview with CBS News, Biden stated that if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decides to run for the White House in 2016, it would “not directly” affect his decision.

“Jill and I will make that decision later down the road,” Biden told “CBS This Morning.” “If I don’t run for president we’ll all be OK.”

Biden and his wife also visited Monroe Community College in Rochester Wednesday.

Recalling his days as an upstate New York college student, Biden says it seemed back then that companies like Kodak, Bausch and Lomb and Xerox would go strong forever.

But he said times and jobs have changed, and pushed for educational programs that train students for today’s higher tech jobs.

Before the speech, the Bidens toured a precision machine shop on campus.

Biden also touched on some themes from Obama’s State of the Union address, endorsing raising the minimum wage, paying women equal to men, and funding pre-kindergarten programs.

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