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Biden: Obama's Already 'Asked Me to Run Again'

Photo Courtesy - The White House | Pete Souza(NEW YORK) -- While on the campaign trail in preparation for November's midterm elections, Vice President Joe Biden told The New York Times on Monday that Obama has already asked him to be his running mate again in 2012. 

"I tell you what, there's a real trust, that's why he's asked me to run again," he told the Times.  Biden continued by recalling his conversation with the president: "'Look,' he said, 'We're going to run together.  Are you going to run?'  I said, 'Of course, you want me to run with you, I'm happy to run with you.'" 

Biden's remarks are not considered official statements. However, they indicate that President Obama may already be contemplating a run for a second term.

Biden's comments to the Times also seem to contradict earlier speculation stirred up by Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward about a possible 2012 ticket in which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would replace Biden as Obama's running mate.

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