Thank You, Vice President Biden

The choice not to run was good for you, your family, your administration, your party, and even your country. (For reasons laid out here.)

This decision also means that there is nothing to keep the Biden reputation and historical-assessment stock from rising, while this administration is still in office and long afterwards. Giving up any lifelong dream is tough for any of us, all the more so in these circumstances. Sincere congratulations and thanks on a wise choice.