Biden: Hillary Wasn't a Great Candidate, I Was

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Former US Vice President Joe Biden. Frederick M. Brown Getty Images

In October 2016, just days before the general election, Biden said during an interview that he thought he could have defeated Clinton in the Democratic primary.

The candid comment came as Biden appeared Thursday at the SkyBridge Alternatives hedge fund conference in Las Vegas, the Hill reported.

Joe Biden apparently thinks Hillary Clinton had weaknesses as a candidate in her failed bid for president past year.

Last night, former Vice President Joe Biden morphed from America's beloved "Uncle Joe" to a crankier, more distant relative, taking Hillary Clinton to the verbal woodshed for her failed presidential campaign.

Joe Biden has hinted in the past that he wished he would have taken the leap and run for President of the United States in 2016. Barack Obama's right-hand man said that at the moment, he's focused on putting his family back together after the death of his son, Beau, who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2015. "I thought I was a great candidate", he said. For her part, Clinton has blamed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, among others, for her defeat.

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Democrats and Republicans alike are attacking each others' motives rather than their arguments, Biden said. Back in March, Biden told students at Colgate University in NY that he thought he could have won the election against Trump. No one should run for president unless they think they can do that. "I had a lot of data and I was fairly confident that if I were the Democratic party's nominee, I had a better chance, even, of being president".

"Could I? Yes", he said.

Comparing his administration with that of Donald Trump's, Biden said President Obama went eight years "without a single scandal".

Biden said he believes the divisiveness will eventually soften between the parties. And, Beau was my soul.

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