Former Vice President Joe Biden (photo courtesy

“I’ve talked to his family. He’s running. OK? Fact,” Matthews said Friday following an appearance at NBC10 promoting his new book, “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.”

Biden, President Obama’s vice president and a popular seven-time senator from Delaware, is a “regular guy,” Matthews said, who would rather summer at casual Rehoboth Beach than tony Martha’s Vineyard.

 It’s Biden’s everyday sensibility that could help him attract working-class whites, a group Matthews believes Democrats need to woo once again.