Throughout his vice presidency, Joe Biden has rarely been considered as a potential presidential candidate in his own right. His two prior runs had come to little, his advancing age worked against him and his party had its eye on another candidate. Further, his immediate predecessor, Dick Cheney, had set something of an example by shunning presidential ambitions of his own.
Still, if Biden does decide to run, it would bring him in line with a strong trend among the 13 men who have held the vice presidency since 1945. More than 75 precent (10) ran for the top job; of these 10, 80 percent got their party’s nominations and 40 percent won their elections — not a bad track record.
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