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Transcript Of Vice President Biden's DNC Speech Shows He's Ready For A Clinton White House


Vice President Joe Biden may have opted not to run for the top spot in the Oval Office in 2016, but that doesn't mean he's disengaging from politics as he wraps up his tenure in the White House. Speaking ahead of President Barack Obama on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, which was themed "Working Together," the current veep delivered an address in rousing support of the party's newly minted nominee, Hillary Clinton. He may still think he would have been the ideal man for the job, but a transcript of Vice President Biden's DNC speech shows that he's all about endorsing and fostering the party unity the Democrats have been aspiring toward.

Despite widespread calls of "Run, Joe, run!" as the political season heated up last year, Biden ultimately announced he wouldn't seek his boss's job in October, saying he was still dealing with the death of his son, Beau, who passed away in May 2015. He's since publicly stated that he regrets the choice, and even told Robin Roberts that he believes he "would have been the best president" on Good Morning America in May. His DNC speech, though, clearly conveyed that whatever his presidential aspirations may have once been, he's ready for a Clinton White House — especially considering the alternative.

Just like Clinton's most prominent political opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — who has urged his supporters to back her no matter what — Biden recognizes that encouraging Democratic voters to embrace their nominee is essential to keeping Donald Trump out of the Oval Office. And his remarks confirm that he knows Clinton is more than qualified to meet the challenges of the office. Under Obama and Biden's leadership, the Democrats truly are now working together.

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden speak at the end of the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013. The event honors 'women leaders from around the world who are the unsung heroines to strengthen democracy, increase economic opportunity, and protect human rights,' according to the group's website. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Read the full transcript of Vice President Joe Biden's speech below: