Joe Biden

Witcover: Biden leaves the door open for another run at president

With a leaderless Democratic Party still trying to pick up the pieces from its shocking defeat at Donald Trump's hands in 2016, it is looking to next year's congressional elections for a comeback as a prelude to the next presidential election.

But with Barack Obama in retirement and Hillary Clinton emphatically sidelined, there is no frontrunner in the party establishment. It's not totally surprising therefore that former Vice President Joe Biden has said that while he's not planning to run again, "I'm not closing the door" either.

He also observed, "I'm a great respecter of fate." It's for good reason, considering how he put his life back together 45 years...