Vice President Joe Biden just revealed that he'd planned on running for president this year, but was ultimately too heartbroken over his son's death.
There are now less than 50 days until the general election, when America will have to make a big decision.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the top contenders, but it seems it could've been Biden versus Trump if things had gone differently.
At a talk at the Council of Foreign Relations on Wednesday, Biden said,
The vice president referred to his son as "the finest man I've ever known."
Biden had a plan in place in case he changed his mind, but in the end was too emotionally distraught, which is why he's thrown his support to Clinton,
Biden's son, Beau, was an Iraq War veteran who served as the attorney general of Delaware before dying due to brain cancer at the age of 46 in May, 2015.
The vice president is far too accustomed to tragedy, as he also lost his first wife and 1-year-old daughter in a car accident not long after he was elected to the Senate.
In spite of the struggles he's faced in life, the vice president has always remained an optimist -- especially when it comes to America.
On Wednesday, he said,
This summer, Biden has spent a significant amount of time campaigning for Clinton and he vehemently opposes Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Biden recently stated he plans to dedicate his life to cancer research when his role as vice president concludes.