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April 17th, 2014
06:12 PM ET

The Obama-Biden bromance

(CNN) -The White House is framing it as POTUS Bromance, a BROTUS.

"Joe and I decided it was time for a guy's trip," President Barack Obama said on Wednesday as he and Vice President Joe Biden began an event in Pennsylvania.

The two pals hit the road Wednesday, snapping a ‘selfie’ in the back of the presidential limo, posting it to the White House Twitter account with the caption, “Pals.”

Just a simple photo of the President hanging with his buddy, who just might want to be the next President.

Obama and Biden are spending lots of time together these days.

Earlier this year they ran laps together around the White House for a spoof video for the Let's Move campaign.

Both were on hand today, side by side, greeting veterans on the South Lawn together.

On Wednesday when the buddy duo was pitching economic recovery in Pennsylvania, the Vice President told the crowd, "I'm proud to introduce a buddy of mine it's not how you usually talk about the President, but he is.”

After the event they did a joint interview with CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett about 2016.

The interview comes as Biden is mulling a third attempt for the White House. So is Hillary Clinton, Obama’s former Secretary of State.

Care to walk that fine line, Mr. President?

"I've got somebody who I think will go down as one of the finest Vice Presidents in history," the President told Garrett.

“I suspect that there may be other potential candidates for 2016 who have been great friends and allies. I know that we've got an extraordinary Secretary of State who did great service for us and worked with me and Joe to help make the country safer."

Not to worry, once the Vice President makes up his mind, he's promised to let his best bud know first.

"If I decide to run, believe me, this'll be the first guy I talk to,” he told CBS gesturing towards the President. “But that decision hasn't been made, for real."

There will be at least one Biden seeking higher office in 2016.

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the Vice President’s oldest son announced today he's planning to run for governor in 2016.

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