President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have officially remained neutral in the Democratic presidential nomination process, but Biden told ABC News’s Robin Roberts that he is “confident” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will win the nomination and then the Presidency.
“I feel confident that Hillary will be the nominee and I feel confident that she’ll be the next president,” he told Roberts on Tuesday.
Biden has waded into the race before, helping and annoying both candidates. He said that he would “like to see a woman elected.”
However, he also praised Senator Bernie Sanders’s bold policy proposals, “I like the idea of saying, ‘We can do much more,’ because we can.” Then he took aim at Clinton’s criticisms of Sanders’s proposals and said, “I don’t think any Democrat’s ever won saying, ‘We can’t think that big — we ought to really downsize here because it’s not realistic.” “C’mon man, this is the Democratic Party! I’m not part of the party that says, ‘Well, we can’t do it.'”
Obama has said little about the election, but joked during the White House Correspondents Dinner, “Next year at this time, someone else will be standing here in this very spot, and it’s anyone’s guess who she will be.”