DENVER – Vice President Joe Biden spoke for close to an hour in Denver Thursday night at the annual Korbel Dinner at the University of Denver.
His speech focused primarily on US relations in the world, but he also spent time afterward with DU students who were holding a watch party across the hall.
Arriving to a standing ovation form the students, the vice president joked he wasn’t their teacher so they didn’t have to cheer for him.
Biden was the keynote speaker at the event, which served as a fundraiser for the School of International Studies. Among the international topics he visited, he said the next president needs to better relations with the Pacific and called this November an inflection point in world history.
The vice president also seemed to overtly give some opinions about this year’s presidential race.
“All politics is person. It matters,” he said. “You have to figure out what the other person’s interest is. You’ve got to figure out what their latitude is. You’ve got to figure out what their intentions are.”
After the dinner and his speech, several students took their opportunity to ask Biden some questions of their own.
One hit on the Middle East and another query was on the “Brexit,” but Biden joked with another student who asked about his thoughts on not running for president.
“I learned one way to become the most popular politician in America – you know what that is: Announce you’re not running for president,” he quipped.
Biden will stay in Denver overnight before heading to Houston to reveal new plans in advancing his Cancer Moonshot plan to speed up 10 years of cancer research into five years.