The following is an excerpt from Holly Bailey | October 22, 2015 | Yahoo.com |
Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Long before Vice President Joe Biden walked into the Rose Garden Wednesday and gave up his dream of one day being president, he knew he was at a crossroads. Friends and associates of his say Biden had been grappling with the question of his future for more than a year.
Biden, they say, has always considered himself as a person who lived in the present. “Live for today,” he regularly admonished those around him.
It’s a lesson that dates back to the loss of his wife and daughter in a tragic car accident nearly 43 years ago. And when unbearable tragedy struck again this past May with the death of his son, Beau, from brain cancer, Biden tearfully repeated that mantra to those who called to console him: “Live for today.”
But the question that has increasingly plagued Biden has been more about tomorrow. What happens when his time in the White House comes to an end in January 2017?
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