Biden May Not Have ‘Fire in the Belly’ To Be Prez, Says Menendez

Payne, Menendez and Joe D in front of East Orange City Hall.

Payne, Menendez and Joe D in front of East Orange City Hall.

EAST ORANGE – Senator Bob Menendez told PolitickerNJ that the addition of Vice President Joe Biden would make the 2016 presidential race more ‘dynamic.’

Biden has not confirmed his candidacy but rumors are swirling that he might—and the polls are showing his potential to usurp the position of Democratic frontrunner from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

According to Menendez, though Biden would be good for the race, the loss of his son to brain cancer in May might mean he does not pursue to position.

“I don’t know that the vice president has the fire in the belly based upon the tragic loss of his son,” Menendez said. “So we will have to wait and see. I know what his heart might tell him versus what his head tells him. We will see which one ends up winning out and we will go from there.”

Menendez has yet to endorse a presidential candidate.

Biden May Not Have ‘Fire in the Belly’ To Be Prez, Says Menendez