Vice President Joe Biden greets supporters during a campaign stop in Sarasota on October 31, 2012.
SARASOTA, Florida (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is joking about running for president in 2016.
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During a visit to a Sarasota restaurant on Wednesday, Biden took a customer's cellphone and engaged the man on the other end - apparently the customer's brother - in a lengthy discussion of the health care overhaul law.
After a while, Biden told the man, who seemed to be a Republican, that he wasn't going to argue with him to get his vote. Then Biden said: "After it's all over, when your insurance rates go down, then you'll vote for me in 2016."
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The campaign declined to comment on his remark or clarify his plans for 2016.
The exchange followed a political rally in which Biden slammed a GOP ad on the auto industry as "flagrantly dishonest."