Barack Obama just stepped up with one 2020 announcement that did not go as planned
Barack Obama finally answered the biggest question remaining about his 2020 plans.
The former President spent months sitting out the contest.
But Barack Obama just stepped up with one 2020 announcement that did not go as planned.
Barack Obama finally endorsed Joe Biden now that there are no other candidate in the race.
Obama tried to unify the party by appealing to Bernie Sanders supporters, claiming the Democrat Party would have to embrace bold ideas.
“To meet the moment, the Democratic Party will have to be bold,” Obama stated. “I could not be prouder of the incredible progress that we made together during my presidency. But if I were running today, I wouldn’t run the same race or have the same platform as I did in 2008. The world is different. There’s too much unfinished business for us to just look backwards. We have to look to the future.”
“The kind of leadership that’s guided by knowledge and experience, honesty and humility, empathy and grace — that kind of leadership doesn’t just belong in our state capitals and mayor’s offices.
It belongs in the White House,” Obama added. “That’s why I’m so proud to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States.”
But many Americans wondered why if all of this was true did Obama not only not endorse Biden in the 2020 until Biden was the last man standing, but why Obama did not throw his support behind Biden when Biden thought about running in 2016.
Obama’s reluctant support for Biden was also overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Instead of a glitzy made-for-TV rally in a swing state, Obama released his endorsement in the form of a 12-minute long video message.
Biden did not get the news coverage or the fundraising bump this endorsement otherwise would have garnered because of the coronavirus pandemic.
And it served to remind Americans what a small and irrelevant presence Biden receded to as the outbreak took hold of America.