By Tom Quiner
Vice President Joe Biden said he will not be a candidate for president.
“Unfortunately, I believe we’re out of time.”
His decision makes Hillary Clinton a lock to win the nomination, assuming the FBI investigation into her Benghazi and e-mail misdeeds does not end up with an indictment.
Democrats are engaged in a high wire act without a net. Mr. Biden would have been the party’s safety net if relentless Clinton scandals cause Hillary’s campaign to implode. Biden has a tremendous asset: he’s likable. Ms. Clinton isn’t. Where Clinton views Republicans as her enemy, Biden views them as friendly opposition.
Now the party is forced to live or die with Hillary Clinton as their candidate, as Bernie Sanders or the other Democratic candidates do not have the stature to win the nomination.
Republicans have a problem with Donald Trump in the lead. However, they also have a solid crop of viable candidates who could emerge from the pack if things break right for them.
Hillary is a deeply flawed candidate. Republicans have an opportunity to win back the White House.