As Vice President Joe Biden continues deliberating over a 2016 run, how the speculation about his potential candidacy came to the forefront on Monday.
According to Politico, Maureen Dowd's August column for the New York Times, which broke news that Biden's son Beau had requested his father to run in 2016 from his deathbed, had Biden as the main source.
She wrote, "Beau was losing his nouns and the right side of his face was partially paralyzed. But he had a mission: He tried to make his father promise to run, arguing that the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values."
Dowd, a longtime Clinton adversary, opened the floodgates for the ongoing will-he-or-won't he run speculation that's swirled around the Vice President.
The Politico piece also reported Biden floated the idea of tagging Senator Elizabeth Warren as his running mate during recent lunch between the two.
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Biden will reportedly decide whether to run for president in the next two weeks. The uncertainty continues to feed the TV news fodder machine well.
Maureen Dowd didn't immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.
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