US Vice President Joe Biden waves to people gathered ahead of his meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (unseen) in Kiev on December 7, 2015.
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December 9, 2015 3:05 PM EST

Vice President Joe Biden says his October announcement that he would not to run for president in 2016 was “the right decision.”

“I believed I could win, but that’s not enough. I know myself. And I know it takes time,” he told Bloomberg, referring to the mourning process for his son Beau’s death. “You’ve got to get through the first Thanksgiving—the first empty chair; the first Christmas, the first smell of spring.”

Biden continues to honor his son daily: He wears Beau’s rosary on his wrist, and he’s making it a priority to meet with cancer researchers and philanthropists to find better treatment for the disease that killed his son.

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