Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 10.05.50 AMWhile Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley work to win the Democratic nomination, there’s another man who may be throwing his hat in the ring: Vice President Joe Biden.

The former Senator turned popular Veep is said to be considering a run for the top office.

NBC reports:

Vice President Joe Biden is spending part of his South Carolina vacation calling close friends to discuss a potential 2016 run, a longtime Democratic operative and a source close to Biden who had an extensive phone call with him this week confirmed to NBC News.

Biden is not calling people asking “if” he should run, but saying, “I am thinking about it but I’m also thinking about Beau,” according to a source close to Biden. His son Beau Biden passed away in May after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

The source who got a call from Biden this week said, “I think he is doing the analysis and homework.”

But added: “I can’t emphasize this enough: He is distraught over Beau’s passing and working through the grief.”

Biden supporters are happy to hear the vice president is considering a run for the White House, but others caution it’s a little too late for him to jump into the race. Currently, Biden is polling around 12 percent in a national average of data.

What do you think VP Biden should do? Would you vote for him for president?

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  • [email protected]

    What he should do is to make a decision either way by late September or early October 2015. Anything later than that might be too late for him to run, because of the polling. In the meantime, he should get advice from political experts, family, friends, and other colleagues on what to do. Will I vote for him? I don’t know either way until I look at his platform and figure out what he would do to make America better. One thing that is true is that Biden will have to defend the Obama Presidency (to a certain degree), because he is the Vice President currently. The 2 strongest candidates in the Democratic side are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

  • paintgurl40

    I’m not sure yet. Right now I’m leaning towards Bernie Sanders but you never know. I may go independent.

    • Mary Burrell

      Yeah, I am leaning toward Bernie Sanders as well. I don’t like HIllary Clinton.

  • *NmySkynn70*

    i don’t see him getting the nomination, but i could b wrong, if he steps it up. Would i? well i’m disillusioned with the whole POTUS election frenzy & the mud slinging & feeling that i MUST vote democratic when the party needs to do more to truly earn my vote, i may sit 2016 out.

  • Mary Burrell

    I actually like him if he had a chance i would.

  • disq141synergy

    I get the feeling he probably isn’t ready because of his grief. Seems like a lot to take on for him, so I’m going with no.

    • Mary Burrell

      I forgot about that.