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Written by David Jackson, USA TODAY
We always figured Joe Biden for a GQ kind of guy.
The magazine once known as Gentleman's Quarterly profiles the vice president in its latest issue, and broaches the big question: Will he run for president in 2016?
"The judgment I'll make is, first of all, am I still as full of as much energy as I have now," Biden says. "Do I feel this?
"Number two, do I think I'm the best person in the position to move the ball?" he adds. "And, you know, we'll see where the hell I am."
Biden points out to GQ that his office features two portraits, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams -- "both vice presidents who became presidents."
He also says "I can die a happy man never having been president of the United States of America. But it doesn't mean I won't run."
The article does cite what many see as a major obstacle: His age. Biden will turn 74 in November of 2016, the month of the election.
For its part, GQ points out that the veep is quite fit: "He never winces, has no achy knees, no lower-back anything, neck, joints; for the guy rockin' the Ray-Ban aviators, 70 is the new 60."
The article also mentions another potential Biden obstacle: The possible candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton.