(CBrief) – President Joe Biden has not formally declared that he is running for a second term next year and continues to give cryptic answers when he is asked directly whether or not he will.

Biden was expected to announce a reelection bid either during his State of the Union address earlier this month or shortly afterward, but he’s not yet done so. And on Friday, when he was asked by ABC Nightly News anchor David Muir if he would declare his candidacy, the president gave another middling response that left doubt.

“Well, apparently someone interviewed my wife today, I heard,” Biden said after Muir asked Biden directly if he is running.

“I heard that too,” Muir quipped.

“I gotta call her and find out,” Biden said, adding quickly that he was kidding. He then said: “[M]y intention is — from– has — intention has been from the beginning to run. But there’s too many other things we have to finish in the near term before I start a campaign.”

“Let me ask you about a conversation that people are having — at home, both your supporters and your critics. They know that if you’re reelected, you would be 82 when you’re sworn in. You’d be — 86 at the end of your term. Is your age part of your own calculation into whether to run again?” Muir pressed Biden further.

“No. But it’s legitimate for people to raise issues about my age. It’s totally legitimate to do that. And the only thing I can say is watch me,” Biden answered.

“She was asked just today, ‘Is all that’s left at this point simply setting a time and a place for the announcement?’ And she said, ‘Pretty much.’ Do you agree with your wife’s assessment?” Muir asked Biden.

“As my mother would say, “God love her.” Yeah. Look, I– I s–…I meant what I said. I’ve got other things to finish before I get into a full-blown campaign.” Biden replied.