Biden Unplugged

The voluble Veep talks up Obama's second term--and his own political future

Vice President Joe Biden is in the middle of a swing that looks a lot like a prelude to a White House run. His early February schedule included a red-meat talk to a union crowd and a TV interview about the wisdom of a 2016 campaign. And then there's the fact that "Amtrak Joe" is back on the train again. Sharply dressed in a navy suit with a pocket square, Biden spoke to TIME on Feb. 6, in a first-class Amtrak car from Washington to Philadelphia, about what lies ahead for President Obama and himself.

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