It was a fascinating moment.

On Oct. 21, 2015, Vice President Joe Biden entered the White House Rose Garden to announce he wasn’t running for president. Then, he gave us a glimpse of what his presidential campaign would’ve looked like.

For 15 minutes, Biden delivered what might have been his stump speech on the campaign trail.

He touted President Barack Obama’s legacy and the need to carry it on. He stressed building the middle class, attacked big money as “fundamental threat” to our politics and called for expanding public education.

He also talked about policies aimed at working families, scaling back U.S. intervention overseas and putting an end to partisan politics.

And then he emotionally talked about his moonshot to end cancer. His remarks came just months after his son, Beau, died from the disease.

“If I could be anything, I would have wanted to be the president that ended cancer, because it's possible,” Biden said.

The veep’s remarks that October morning summed him up perfectly. They were honest, passionate and unrelenting.

While I’m certainly no liberal, I’ll miss Biden during the next four years.

Throughout his political career, which has now spanned four decades, Biden has shown an incredible ability to connect with the middle-class voter and forge friendships with politicians of all stripes.

He’s maintained an everyday man attitude that has resonated with voters like me, who may not agree with him on a number of policy issues.

“I know you in the press love to call me ‘Middle-Class Joe’ and I know in Washington that’s not usually meant as a compliment — it means you’re not that sophisticated,” Biden joked.

In D.C., a town where everyone thinks they are most important, Biden has shown a deft ability to self-deprecate. I personally enjoy when mocks the office he holds.

Biden also has a gift of gab, often going off-script in his remarks. It’s gotten him into trouble a time or two. Just search “Joe Biden gaffes” on YouTube and you’ll find yourself chuckling.

In political life, gaffes aren’t a gift. However, I find Biden’s honesty and humor charming. It’s often relief from the sternness and carnival barking of modern day politics.

While Biden often comes off as the funny, goofy uncle, there’s also a deep seriousness to him.

He’s passionate about a whole host of policy issues. He’s also committed to his Catholic faith and his family. Both of those were evident as he dealt with the tragic loss of his son.

His openness about the struggle of dealing with Beau’s death was inspiring. As a fellow Catholic, the vice president’s unshakable faith is a model to follow.

His commitment to his family was evident when he announced he would not seek the Oval Office. His decision was rooted in humility and unselfishness.

“I couldn’t do this if the family wasn’t ready,” he said of mounting a run.

During that speech, it was clear the presidency was something Biden wanted to take one more shot at attaining. Yet, a tragedy kept him for chasing it one last time.

However, Biden has hinted he’s considering one more presidential bid. The 2020 election seems eons away, but Biden told reporters earlier this month he’s “not committing not to run.”

If his current office is the end for Biden, he’s had a career that’s defined him as principled and dedicated politician who understands the value of family and the importance of sharing solidarity with the average American.

It’s a legacy Democrats, Republicans and independents should all be able to applaud.

“We are America, second to none, and we own the finish line! Don't forget it!” Biden said in his speech at this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Biden’s political finish line may be nearing in a few weeks. If so, he should own it. It’s something to be proud of.