Obama FINALLY Endorses Biden – What Took Him So Long?
Earlier this morning I began drafting an article asking the obvious question of how it was that Barack Obama hadn’t endorsed Joe Biden yet. After all, the two spent eight years in the White House together, and had a well documented “bromance” (or at least that was the impression the media gave). Yet at no point during the primary did Obama offer his endorsement, nor did he once Sanders suspended his campaign. What exactly is it about Biden that Obama knows that we all don’t, I wrote.
And then in a moment of cosmic irony, the news broke that Obama would finally be endorsing Biden before I could hit “publish.”
According to CNBC:
Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden, his two-term vice president, on Tuesday morning in the race for the White House.
“Choosing Joe to be my vice president was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a close friend. And I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now,” Obama said in a video posted to Twitter.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 14, 2020
The larger point still stands – what took Obama so long? An endorsement from the former president hardly counts for much when you’re literally the last person left for him to endorse.
It isn’t that Obama hadn’t set his sights on any candidate – as we know that Obama had pitched Elizabeth Warren to wealthy donors behind closed doors. But not the man who already had the word “president” in his job title for eight years, albeit “vice president.”
Obama knows something about Biden that the rest of us don’t – but luckily we’ll never have to find out what if we all turn up to vote in November.