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Vice President Biden Says He Won't Run for President

Vice President Joe Biden has announced he is not running for president, which leaves the Democratic field open for the battle between front-runners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

The vice president made the announcement in a Rose Garden speech flanked by his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and President Obamasaying that as he was working through the grieving process over the death of his son and the decision about whether to make another run for the White House, the window of opportunity had closed on mounting a "realistic" campaign.

He said he was out of time to wage a winning campaign.

Media outlets were likely hoping Biden would jump in, at least for the additional political advertising it would have brought to the Democratic race. But at least they had gotten some "draft Biden" ads.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.