PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Vice President Joe Biden says he now regrets bowing out of this year’s race for the White House.

“I regret it every day,” Biden said during a round of interviews with local television news affiliates, “but it was the right decision for my family and me.”

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Last October, he announced he would not run, saying time had run out for making a decision.

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One factor was the death of his son, Beau, of brain cancer in May.

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Biden promises to be involved in this year’s presidential race.