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MTP Roundtable: No, Joe Biden's Not Running Against Hillary Clinton

Why the focus on the story? Maybe it's because Joe Biden is "media crack."

What does everyone in Washington know but not say? In this week's Meet the Press roundtable, experts agree that — despite what a fascinating story it would be to cover — Joe Biden isn't going to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president.

"This is reporters cheering for a story, it's not based in reality," said NBC's Chuck Todd, who said the media's infatuation with a hypothetical Clinton/Biden brawl could become a "trust issue" with the public.

So, why the focus on a story that no one in Washington thinks will materialize? "With Joe Biden, he's sort of media crack," said Buzzfeed's John Stanton.