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thank you so much. such a pleasure. >> thank you. >> "back to the future" that does it for me i'll be back at 10:00 eastern cnn tonight. meantime "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. vice president joe biden says he missed his window. does anyone out there have a time traveling dolorian? i'm jake tapper and this is "the lead." the politics lead, third time will not be a charm. joe biden says his family got there, he got there but at the end of the day just could not see a path to the presidential nomination. but that does not necessarily mean he will stop speaking and perhaps even continue to southerly dig at hillary clinton. also in politics, more huge news for donald trump way beyond his biggest lead in the polls in weeks. the surprising number of republican voters who now believe he will be their nominee. and the money lead, we do not have flying cars yet, but we could still have the cubs in the world series. we're going to take a look at
the things "back to the future" got right on this momentous day from that popular film series. october 21st, 2015, that's the day marty mcfly arrived in the future. it's today. great scot. good afternoon everyone. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper in washington where everything paused at 12:17 p.m. today when vice president joe biden strode into the white house rose garden flanked by his wife and president obama to tell the world he is not going to run. and that's our politics lead today. a seismic shift in the democratic presidential contest. you could be forgiven if you were one of the many who thought the vice president was planning on running based on his numerous shots against hillary clinton in the last day or so in which he said republicans are not his enemies. that's a stark contrast with clinton's comment in the democratic debate that they are hers and she's proud of that fact. in fact, what seemed clear from biden's remarks today are two biden beliefs, one, he thinks he would make the best president of
everyone running and two, he has no path to that job. so it sounded like a presidential announcement speech today, but a wistful one. biden closed his speech by pounding the podium and insisting we can do so much more. he rolled out what very well could have been this news cycle's version of osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> america won't just win the future. we will own the finish line. >> vice president saying today the window to a credible campaign had closed, but the truth is it isn't clear that that window was ever open. cnn senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny joins us now. jeff, family saying he was ready, personally ready, but the path and math didn't add up. >> jake, that's right. the math and path were always going to be a huge challenge no question about it. in the end joe biden followed his head, not his heart. it's a decision many democrats including some friends of his hoped he would ultimately reach to keep the party from ubeing
torn apart. others say if it was serious they say absolutely yes. he became so engaged in the last week even they thought he would do it. joe biden walked into the rose garden to extinguish a dream. >> unfortunately i believe we're out of time, the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. >> with those words today the vice president closed the door to weeks of self-induced speculation about joining the 2016 presidential race. it turns out he wasn't firing a warning shot this week at hillary clinton over her suggestion that republicans are the enemy. >> i don't believe like some do that it's naive to talk to republicans. >> he was offering an optimistic lesson to fix a broken washington. >> i believe we have to end the di visive partisan politics that is ripping this country apart. >> of all the places to make his announcement. >> mr. president, thank you for
inviting me to the rose garden a minute. >> the vice president picked a spot he strived to reach since arriving to washington with presidential aspirations. biden may never win the white house, but he's an elder statesman now. he made clear that's a role he intends to play. >> but while i will not be a candidate, i will not be silent. i intend to speak out clearly and forcefully to influence as much as i can where we stand as a party and where we need to go as a nation. >> he offered no endorsements but said democrats should embrace president obama. >> this party, our nation, will be making a tragic mistake if we walk away or attempt to undo the obama legacy. >> another unspoken message to clinton, the party's front runner who's broken with the president on a few key issues. >> democrats should not only defend this record and protect this record, they should run on the record.
>> after the announcement, clinton praised the vice president saying in a statement, i am confident that history isn't finished with joe biden. as he said today, there is more work to do. and if i know joe, he will always be on the front lines always fighting for all of us. this week our cnn/orc poll found with biden on the side license clinton's lead grew to 23 points over bernie sanders. she's the biggest beneficiary of his decision. now, hillary clinton was one of the first people who called the vice president after he left the rose garden. she didn't directly ask for an endorsement, i'm told. and he didn't offer one. but joe biden is a party man who wants to be deeply involved in the race ahead. his supporters expect he'll take sides at some point. if he can't campaign for himself, he'll be campaigning for the democrat he thinks has the best shot of winning the white house. and right now, jake, hillary clinton is the far and away front runner. >> interesting, jeff, thank you so much. let's dive deeper into why the v.p. said n-o.
cnn chief political correspondent dana bash, walk us through how you think this reshapes everything. is it just now hillary clinton's to lose, definitively? >> much more so. and it's not just an analysis based on analysis, it's based on data. if you take a look at our poll that came out just this week, without biden in the race hillary clinton overwhelmingly gets his support and even gets the vast majority of the support 56%. so despite republicans saying, aha, now we're going to win, in fact i have a tweet from reince priebus the rnc chair, he said v.p.'s decision is a major blow for dems strongest candidate gone, party now saddled with scandal plague, clinton that is their spin and wishful thinking, at the end of the day who knows it could be. but if the trajectory stays where it is, donald trump is a firm grip as the front runner let's just say for now he actually gets the nomination, if you look at him compared to every single democrat including bernie sanders running, he
doesn't win. so it doesn't change the shape of the race visa vee the republicans but certainly does seem to change the race the democratic nomination and gives hillary clinton a lot more of a solid foothold. >> let's add former policy director and cnn political commentator s.e. cupp into the conversation. nira, i don't think this is uncovered. hillary clinton outmaneuvered joe biden here. there was no path for him to go and i say this not only because did she have so many endorsements and key money fundraisers already on her team, but a democratic elder said to me yesterday that hillary's decision on the trade deal that she had worked to promote as secretary of state that she opposes it now not because of bernie sanders and her leftward flank, she didn't want to give joe biden any sort of room with labor unions that he has a very strong relationship with. >> uh-huh. >> what do you think? >> well, first let me say that
the vice president has a lot of respect in the party. and has fought a lot of victo victories for a lot of victori s victories. i'm actually i'm glad that he's made this decision. but he has a lot of steam and a lot of support in the party. you know, i've worked for hillary, i know she has views on trade that have been mixed for a long time. i'm not going to strategize about these one way or the other, but i think the truth is hillary's been a really strong candidate specifically in the last week, the debate performance brought a lot of support from all corners. i think she reassured a lot of democrats there. so i think that really in its own way narrowed the path for the vice president. >> all right. that's not the answer i was looking for. but it was a very politic one. >> creative answer though. >> it was good. but s.e., she didn't deny it -- but. >> i'm fully denying that politics determines every
decision everyone makes. >> but she's a key -- >> canny. >> yeah. s.e., reince priebus tweet dana just read, there's a lot of briar rabbit. >> what? >> nobody actually thinks vice president biden is going to be the strongest democratic candidate. >> well, they were a couple of reasons to believe he might actually be a force if he ran. one, democrats have been doing very badly in recent election cycles with a certain kind of voter. >> white working class voters? >> white male working class voters of a certain age. joe biden speaks that language fluently. he would have definitely been a voice for that democrat who might stay home in 2016 or even consider a republican depending on the republican nominee. so there was that. then in particular with hillary. hillary is doing as bad with men as trump does with women. she is doing as bad with men as republicans do with hispanics.
so it was -- i mean, there was reason for joe biden to consider this. you're right. she outmaneuvered him 100%. she has strengthened now, but i wonder if in the long-term this abc caucus, this anyone but clinton kind of outcry continues to follow her now that no one else is getting in. >> yeah. >> and they're stuck with either hillary who is untrustworthy or bernie who is not electable. >> just fascinating about this. i mean, it's interesting that all these republicans for so long were really working against her interest when they said we he's going to be great.o run, - i mean, bill crystal had been arguing he was going to run i didn't realize bill krystal was wanting -- i mean, we should look forward at this point. i think actually hillary has shown over the last week that her democratic support can grow.
it's not that it's always coming now that she can bring more democrats i think the vice president's decision allows that to grow even further. but we'll have a lot of turns in this race. >> dana bash, neera, s.e., thank you very much. donald trump number one beating ben carson by double digi digits, but the biggest headline is how many republicans now think donald trump will be their nominee. that story next. big day? ah, the usual. moved some new cars. hauled a bunch of steel. kept the supermarket shelves stocked. made sure everyone got their latest gadgets. what's up for the next shift? ah, nothing much. just keeping the lights on. (laugh) nice. doing the big things that move an economy.
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killing in the competition. 32% of registered republican voters want trump to be their nominee and the next guy dr. ben carson is ten points back. is trump doing enough to convert support in the polls to real actual votes? cnn political reporter sara murray is in burlington, iowa. sara, is he? >> reporter: well, jake, i think the trump ground game is a lot more sophisticated than many folks have given credit for particularly his republican rivals. and what is sure to be good news for trump now even more republicans are thinking of him as presidential. for the 100th day donald trump dominates the gop field. >> first of all, it's an honor to have such a wonderful it's a very nice way to get up in the morning and see i will fight for it. >> reporter: trump's latest poll numbers matching his larger than life personality. in a reversal from when he entered the race republicans increasingly believe trump has staying power. more than four in ten republicans say he will win the
nomination. in a new "the washington post"/abc news poll the poll shows trump with 32% support from republican voters. a ten-point lead over dr. ben carson. the only other candidate to hit double digits, marco rubio at 10%. meanwhile, jeb bush once the front runner now at just 7% nationwide. >> four years ago her man cain was the front runner, and two weeks prior to that it was rick perry. both are great guys and didn't win the nomination. >> well, look, jeb has had a very hard time. he's way down in the polls. he's doing very poorly. he's embarrassed by what's happening so he has to attack me to get his numbers up. >> reporter: trump's team looking to prove it has the organization to bring the candidate to the finish line. it boasts paid staffers in 11 states including a total of 40 employees in states holding the first four nominating contests. and the operation is still growing. >> our ground game is all over iowa, new hampshire, all over. south carolina tremendous ground game. >> reporter: iowa offers a unique challenge, turning trump
superfans into committed caucus goers. to make it happen the campaign is teaching supporters how to caucus and organizing precinct captains to help deliver a victory. but the question remains can trump turn his poll numbers into actual votes. >> we have a great team. we have a great ground game. and i think we're going to do very well. i actually think we're going to do better than the polls. we have i think the best people. we have a tremendous group of people that are dedicated to making this really special >> reporter: now trump will be campaigning here in burlington, iowa, in just a couple hours. this is a state where most candidates would be happy to draw 100, 200 supporters. event organizers tell us this venue holds 2,500. jake. >> sara murray in burlington, iowa, thanks so much. joining me to talk all things politics two-times pulitzer prize winning journalist bob woodward out with a brand new book titled "the last of the presidents men." thank you for being here. i will get to your excellent book in a minute but have to ask you about politics as long as i have you here.
>> sure. >> joe biden's announcement he's not running, were you surprised? >> i think at one point he wanted to run. and then he undecided and then, you know, this is where he landed. it's probably a sensible decision for him. but it gives the nomination to hillary clinton for all practical purposes. >> on the other side of the aisle you have donald trump commanding lead. i don't think anybody other than maybe donald trump and his associates thought he was going to be doing this well for so long. do you think that he's likely to be the nominee? >> you have to doubt it. >> yeah. >> because the republican party is looking for somebody who's like reagan. i mean, you talk to republicans they all love reagan. and donald trump is not reaganesque in many ways, and the party would gravitate towards somebody who can win. and the polls show rubio and kasich if they ran and won ohio and florida, no democrat could beat them. so republicans are going to want
to win obviously. >> right. >> and so this is the mystery. and we'll see what happens when people actually go to vote. i think a lot of those trump supporters are no votes. they're voting no against politics in washington and what's going on. and it's a protest. and is that going to bring people to the polls? we'll see. so i think there's still a question mark over all of it. but the big question is do we understand who trump really is. and is he in touch with reality? this i'm going to deport 11 million people out of this country. do you have any idea the logistics of doing that? it's impossible. >> well, i agree a lot of questions about his policies. looking ahead to tomorrow's benghazi hearing there are a lot of republicans saying benghazi is worse than watergate. you obviously know a little thing about watergate, know a
thing or two about watergate. is benghazi worse than watergate? >> no, i haven't really heard anybody seriously say that. >> there's a republican congressman saying that. >> well, people died and that's tragic obviously. but watergate was a level of criminality in the documentation of that criminality. and nixon and his people really tampering with the electoral system in deciding who the democrats are going to nominate by spying and sab tojing the people who might be stronger candidates against nixon. >> i want you to take a look at this new tv ad running today starting today from a pro clinton super pac about tomorrow's hearing. >> now republicans are playing politics over benghazi. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee. a select committee. what are her numbers today? >> so that was kevin mccarthy's voice in there. can you think of anything that
undermined the credibility of the benghazi committee more than their own house majority leader saying that it was political? >> no. clearly a problem. as we know all of these hearings and investigations have a political component. but the idea is to get the facts. and in watergate they set up the senate watergate committee with a vote 77-0. dozens of republicans said let's get to the bottom of this. now that was a different time much more politicized now. it's going to be an interesting hearing. and as people have said there's still unanswered questions about all of this, unanswered questions about the e-mail. question is do we have a system, an investigative system in the congress that can in a sensible, nonpartisan way get to some answers. and we're going to see. it's going to be eye opening, isn't it?
>> all right. bob, stay with us. we want to cover much, much more including the republican race for speaker and your new book about the nixon white house. we're going to take a very quick break. stay with us. ♪ ♪ (under loud music) this is the place. ♪ ♪ their beard salve is made from ♪ ♪ sustainable tea tree oil and kale... you, my friend, recognize when a trend has reached critical mass. yes, when others focus on one thing, you see what's coming next. you see opportunity. that's what a type e* does. and so it begins. with e*trade's investing insights center, you can spot trends before they become trendy. e*trade. opportunity is everywhere. i can offer you no interest sittifor 24 months.oday thanks to the tools and help at experian.com, i know i have an 812 fico score, so i definitely qualify. so what else can you give me? same day delivery. the ottoman?
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demands for the speakership and guaranteed time with his family. >> it makes sense. if you're going to be the speaker you have to lead a majority. but if you know a little bit about ryan's background, he came to congress 16 years ago, 1999. and he was so young they wouldn't let him on the house floor. they thought he was a staffer. and he would have to you know say it's me. and the idea that somebody who's been there that short time and is so young might become speaker is rather amazing. at the same time when i did the book "the price of politics" i got to know him. and he's a serious policy wonk. and a lot of people would disagree with him. a lot of people would agree. but he's got a fiscal rationale for doing the things that he proposes. >> yeah. i think he really does like being on the house ways and means committee, the chairman. but let's turn to your book. "last of the president's men." this is a profile of alexander
butterfield who was a top nixon aide. and i have to say it's a riveting read, but it's also disturbing. alexander butterfield for people who don't know he's the one before congress admitted there was a taping system thus undermining the entire nixon presidency. the portrait that he paints of president nixon, i don't want to be flip about this, but nixon almost sounds mentally disturbed. >> well, he was lonely. he obsessed with things. i mean, my real concern and you know this from your book about afghanistan, war is really important. >> yeah. >> it is the measure of who we are as a country. and there's a memo in there that really shocked me. and nixon said we've done three years of bombing and we've accomplished zilch. it is a total failure. publicly he was saying the opposite. you talk to people in the white house at the time and the idea was, oh, the bombing is going to win the war for us. and it's a lie. and, you know, the crimes of
watergate are of a very high magnitude. but doing this, continuing the bombing, a war strategy that you know is accomplishing nothing is -- borders on another kind of crime. >> a war crime. >> yeah. and it goes to that, you know, soul of the relationship between the commander in chief and the people in the military. and the agreement is, look, you do your job, i'll do my job. and the people in the military at that time while we're losing thousands and thousands of our own people, thousands or more vietnamese being bombed for what purpose it turns out when you connect the dots because the bombing was popular and nixon concluded that that would win the election for him. and there's also the part of the book speaking of hiding war
crimes where they know, the nixon administration, the nixon white house know about the massacre where more than 500 vietnamese were slaughtered, innocent civilians. and not only do they not admit it, but nixon himself gets involved in trying to smear the people who are talking about it. >> he calls butterfield in on a plane trip to key biscayne and he dictates -- >> this guy's a liberal jew, this guy's parents are piece nicks. >> take everyone who participated in this, the whistleblower put a tail on him, life magazine, "time" magazine. you know, there's no limit to this let's smear people, let's discredit them. >> do you think that we're in a day and age where people like that can't be president anymore? or is that naive to say? >> well, that's a great question. and it's our responsibility in
the press to be very aggressive and very nonpartisan and find out who these people are. you have to speculate given the extent which nixon went off the rails with his presidency, if it was 1968 and you had a team looking at him and doing the full biography, could you warn people? could you say, you know, this is a person who has -- he can't get over the slights. there's one scene where he calls one of his fundraisers in and then just goes on a tirade about now he's president of the united states, oh, and i was vice president for eight years and then i went to this law firm and did any of those sobs who were partners invite me to their country club once? did they ever invite me to lunch? i mean, it's almost like no one asked me to the prom. and he's on fire about it. >> and he's, yeah, people's lives are in his hands. the book is amazing.
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meeting until it actually happened, apparently. >> reporter: well, you can't really underestimate the security risk that bashar al assad must have been. he probably flew out with russian assistance to get him out of moscow. vladimir putin stamped his mark on the battlefield with jets frankly many saying hitting civilian targets as well as mod ral rebels only limited times isis as well. stamping his mark yes statement to washington i can get the syrian leader out of this country towards me, he's confident enough to leave. but it also is part of what i think seems to be an increasingly choreographed set of moves. we have this onslaught towards aleppo, 50,000 people on the move and southern countryside as we reported yesterday now video which we've received from the front line in fact some of the moderate syrian groups which have in fact been equipped with the antitank missiles often some suggest applies by the united states and its allies them
sending us footage of the remarkable scenes on the front line trying to shoot down drone aircraft receiving a lot of air strikes. an extraordinarily tense situation there, and that itself building up towards the potential onslaught against aleppo. the key question is a meeting on friday between syrian, turkish, saudi arabian, russian and american foreign ministers a lot of phone calls ahead of that could that lead to some diplomatic solution or bid to get a peaceful political negotiation here? tough to imagine how that's going to happen, jake, with so many stark changes on the battlefield. probably the biggest uptick in confrontation in the last year or so very bad for civilians on the ground. and hopes perhaps is something else going on but we've seen in the past frankly russia's bid to impose its own reality. not clear if anyone else will be listening. >> nick paton walsh, thank you and stay safe. turning to another part of the middle east where tensions continue to run high after days of bloodshed between
palestinians and israel. claims made by benjamin netanyahu claims hitler just wanted to expel jews from europe, but then a prominent muslim leader in jerusalem suggested that hitler exterminate them instead. the comments have drawn widespread condemnation not only from palestinian leaders and israelis including those in his own party, but from leading israeli historians and advocates for survivors of the holocaust. there's growing concern that netanyahu's remarks will only throw flames on the fire. joining me right now is ambassador chief representative of the palestinian liberation organization to the united states. mr. ambassador, thanks for being here. what is your reaction to the comments? >> well, i think it's an outright lie fabrication by a prime minister who is using incitement and bigotry and racism to fuel an already tense situation in the region. it's very clear that prime minister netanyahu is inciting against the palestinian leadership, against the
palestinian people. he's coming up with all these lies to increase tension in the region. >> let's talk about some of the other accusations of incitement against palestinian leaders because as you know netanyahu was accusing palestinian leaders of doing the same thing. last month for instance in a televised address mahmoud abbas said we salute every bloodshed for jerusalem. it is clean blood, pure blood, it is the shed for by the grace of god those killed will be granted. stabbing israelis in jerusalem, isn't abbas guilty of incitement as well? >> well, there's no connection between the comment and the uptick in viebls. >> how do you know that? >> very sacred to muslims all over the world and that it is a duty and the responsibility of pal testinians and muslims to defend. let me adhere that despite all
the denials by prime minister netanyahu and his government that they are not trying to change the status quo, the provocations that have been going on for the last year his reneging on the understanding that he reach with king abdullah of jordan, with secretary kerry to stop these provocations are a major proof -- >> do those provocations in your view justify the stabbing of civilians? >> no. >> so why are p. >> the palestinian leadership is very clear. we want our people to resist occupation peacefully, diplomatically and legally. let's not forget what is at issue here, jake. i mean, people are taking this situation from october 1st until today in which 55 palestinians have been shot and killed. >> right. >> some involved in attacks against israelis, i'm not denying that. >> right. >> however, the number of palestinians executed on the field after they were wounded is
very large here. and the palestinian leadership does not condone any kind of violence against any civilian. it is the palestinian people who are paying the heavy price in this confrontation. >> but isn't abbas out there saying that two innocence, palestinian teenagers were murdered when there is actually videotape showing that one of the palestinian teens charging at israeli police with a knife before being shot? and the other teen is alive, isn't abbas out there saying that? >> does this change the fact that one of them was shot and killed by the israeli police? >> but come at them with a knife. >> this is the problem -- well, okay. the israelis are being the judge and the executioner at the same time. they had chances to apprehend the people after they shot them. >> if you run at a cop with a knife in this country you'll get shot. >> but a policeman tried to stop the attack and tried to shoot to injure him. if they injure the person they arrest them and apprehend them. in the case of many palestinians they were executed on the spot.
however -- >> if i have a knife and i run outside here and go at a cop with a knife, i'm going to get executed. that's how it works. >> you know what the issue is here israeli victims, israeli casualties are treated as human beings who lost their lives. palestinians are treated here as numbers. 55 palestinians have been killed. you see letters signed by members of congress talking about innocent israeli civilians killed. they don't talk about the number of palestinian civilians who have died since the beginning of the year. >> we do on this show. i appreciate you're being here. thank you very much. our national lead, a 4-year-old girl shot dead after a road rage incident and police still searching for a suspect. we've just gotten new details on that case. that story next.
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albuquerque upped the reward for any information to help police find who killed the young girl and help authorities piece together what seems to be a case of road rage escalated into murder. i want to go to cnn's ana cabrera. police are updating on this tragic story. what is he saying about the investigation so far? >> just wrapping up this news conference where we've learned they've now received more than a dozen leads which help them to put together a suspect description as well as a vehicle description. we're learning that the shooter's believed to be a man in his 20s or 30s, possibly white or hispanic. also with a thin goatee driving a dark red or marine toyota sedan with tinted windows, a spoiler and a university of new mexico license plate. we've also learned that this tragedy could have been even worse. in fact the little girl's 7-year-old brother was riding next to her in the back of the pickup truck and that's when this man opened fire apparently at the vehicle. only little lily garcia was shot. and right now there's a massive
manhunt underway. police are pleading for the public's help. >> to me thiss one of those crimes which is unexplainable. i have never seen it before. >> a crime that's left even veteran law enforcement in shock. >> it's a terrible tragic loss. it should have never happened. >> lily garcia just 4 years old shot and killed while riding in the backseat of her family's red pickup. >> the daughter is not conscious and 4 years of age. >> new mexico investigators are calling it a classic case of apparent road rage. it happened around 3:00 tuesday afternoon on westbound interstate 40. albuquerque police say two vehicles cut each other off. a short time later shots rang out. >> from what we understand the cars were both moving, one car pulled up to the other car and started firing rounds into that vehicle. >> the deadly incident unfolding over the course of about two miles police estimate. at least one bullet striking the child. >> the caller advising his daughter is breathing. >> 24.
that is a head injury? >> 10-4. >> a passing sheriff's deputy just happened to spot the red truck pulled over on the side of the road. >> i saw a disabled vehicle on the freeway which all officers are expected to stop and help and get involved into this road rage where a child was hurt. >> quickly they had the interstate shut down and ambulance rushed to the hospital trying to save the little girl, but tragically it was too late. now with a killr still at large, officials are offering two rewards, $11,000 total, urging the public to call with any possible clue. >> and again, we are begging for the community's help. this should have never happened. this is a complete disrespect of human life. and we need to rise up as a community and say enough is enough. >> the community is rising up. in fact, as we speak the reward money continues to climb including another $5,000 being offered from the fbi bringing the total now to $26,000 for
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future ii." verizon and ride sharing lyft teamed up to give riders rides in dolorians. and nike telling him he'd be getting those lace-up kicks and more nike air mags sold with the proceeds going to fox's foundation. so how does today stack up with the october 21st, 2015, as envisioned by hollywood back in the '80s? take a look. >> don't touch anything, marty mcfly, we're finally here. >> october 21st, 2015. >> you mean we're in the future. >> and it is exactly as "back to the future" from 1985. >> going where we don't need roads. >> and sequel "back to the future ii" foretold. >> we were fortunate enough to have a time machine in our movie that we were able to stretch the sequel form. >> yes, that stretch included a
future with hover boards and flying cars. >> i need to borrow your hover board. >> now, hover boards aren't exactly ubiquitous yet. this fun or die spoof from last year sure looked convincing, it even featured doc brown and legendary skateboarder tony hawk. but then this video popped up of hawk riding a prototype of an actual hover board from hendo hover board. and just this summer lexus unveiled this model using magnetic fields to keep riders lev at a ti levat levatating. cars are still a ground based technology but there is a tech race going onto create the first flying car. itech sells a flying dune buggy today. we're still waiting on those self-lacing shoes from nike. in 2009 the shoe giant filed a patent for that technology, but no sign of them hitting stores
just yet. nor self-adjusting jackets. >> size adjusting fit. >> the film was a little optimistic, and in some cases completely off. >> system worked swiftly in the future they've abolished all lawyers. >> never got to jaws 19 but 3d boxes are huge at the box office. pictures are scarce today as is the case with fax machines as michael j. fox acknowledged in a toyota ad recently. >> can you believe we still have fax machines around? >> yeah. i've got a max machine. >> who do you fax? >> when it comes to the mcflies at dinner, we're still waiting on those instant pizzas and sealing to gardens but did get kids preoccupied by their own digital worlds. the star of the film michael j. fox said it best. >> the irony about this movie about time is it's timeless. >> oh, one last thing. >> cubs win world series.
against miami? >> miami does have a baseball team now, but perhaps even more surprising the cubs could actually make the world series this year. that's it for "the lead." i'm jake tapper turning you over to wolf blitzer in "the situation room." happening now, breaking news. bowing out the vice president joe biden suddenly announcing he will not run for president in a speech fiercely defending the obama legacy and democratic principles and vowing he will not be silent as the white house race continues. what impact will he have on the 2016 contest? still punching, biden sends a pointed warning to democratic presidential front runner hillary clinton once again rebuking her portrayal of republicans as enemies. will biden be clinton's best ally or biggest headache of the campaign? i'll ask clinton's communication director jennifer. national security br