SEN. BIDEN: I am running for president.

This news according to Biden himself on an appearance on Meet The Press this Sunday.

Here is the complete exchange concerning 2008 from Sunday, January 7th:

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MR. RUSSERT: Are you filing exploratory committee?

SEN. BIDEN: I am. I’m filing exploratory committee before the month is out.

MR. RUSSERT: This month.

SEN. BIDEN: This month.

MR. RUSSERT: And you’re going to take on Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and all other comers.

SEN. BIDEN: I’m going to be Joe Biden, and I’m going to try to be the best Biden I can be. If I can, I got a shot. If I can’t, I lose.

Let’s not forget, Biden’s state was a “slave state” so he’s got a good chance in South Carolina:

Maybe his comments were taken out of context.