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Biden not running for president

Now everyone can go back to liking Joe Biden.

Joe Biden announced this morning, at a Rose Garden event with President Obama in attendance, that he will not enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Here’s the New York Times coverage, which snarkily states that Biden’s announcement “ends one of the most public episodes of indecision about a political path since Gov. Mario Cuomo of New York left a plane bound for New Hampshire idling on a tarmac in 1991 as he fretted over whether to run for president.”

According to me, he probably made the right decision, although he took too long publicly mulling it. “Mulling,” what a great word. It means both thinking carefully about something and/or making a mess of it by indecision.

Now everyone can go back to liking Joe.