DENVER – Vice President Joe Biden paid a visit to Denver Tuesday during a roundtable discussion about education and the economy at the Community College of Denver.
His visit is part of a two-state swing through the west. After a fundraiser for democratic senate candidates Tuesday night, the VP will move on to California.
During his Denver visit, Biden touted the importance of higher education to maintain America's workforce – making the assertion that tuition-free college would be the most important thing to do to grow the economy.
Biden also mentioned that service members at Buckley Air Force base gave him their condolences for the recent death of his oldest son, Beau Biden. He said his son's death was still "an open wound."
When a student asked Biden about his 2016 presidential aspirations, the VP didn't give a definitive answer.
He says he plans to make a decision later this summer.
9NEWS Political Analyst Floyd Ciruli says there's no chance he'll actually run unless something goes majorly wrong for Hillary Clinton.
"The establishment wing of the party has, for the most part, decided that this is settled and Hillary's going to get the nomination," Ciruli said. "She would have to stumble so bad that very significant players across Washington DC's political spectrum would sit there and say 'she can't win.'"
After his roundtable, Biden stepped out for ice cream and posed for pictures at the popular lower Highlands spot Little Man Ice Cream.
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