Joe Biden is still very much a guessing game among U.S. Democrats.
He has backed away from the 2016 race.
But the guesswork has shifted from “will he or won’t he” to “why not” now.
While pundits were busy calculating the three-way Democratic party race, 72-year-old Biden surprised pundits by not entering the ring.
Biden’s stepping back might simplify the remaining Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders contest.
With the Democratic convention a few months away, Biden’s backoff is expected to shift most of his votes and donation to the former secretary of state.
Die-hard pundits, however, will still try to figure out the real reason behind Biden’s decision not to run.
And that’s because he threw away a better chance at the presidency then his previous two failed attempts.