Vice President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he will not seek the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Biden said that the window of opportunity to mount a realistic campaign had closed, putting an end to months of speculation that Biden might make a third run for the presidency.
Biden implored his party's eventual nominee to run on Obama's record and vowed to remain a visible figure during the election process. "While I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent," Biden said.
Social media users will not be silent either. Reaction to Biden's announcement was swift and ranged from the laudatory to the laugh-worthy: