Barack Obama’s 2020 plans left everyone stopped dead in their tracks
The Democrat’s 2020 Presidential field is taking shape.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is the latest candidate to throw his hat in the ring.
But Barack Obama revealed his 2020 plans and it left everyone stopped dead in their tracks.
Joe Biden is making his case to Democrats that he should be their nominee by staking out the ground as the candidate to restore the Obama legacy.
There is only one problem.
Barack Obama won’t endorse Biden.
Former President Barack Obama offered some warm words for Joe Biden on Thursday after his vice president officially jumped into the 2020 race, but notably did not endorse him.
“President Obama has long said that selecting Joe Biden as his running mate in 2008 was one of the best decisions he ever made,” Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill said. “He relied on the vice president’s knowledge, insight and judgment throughout both campaigns and the entire presidency. The two forged a special bond over the last 10 years and remain close today.”
The cryptic message signals that Obama is likely to follow the precedent he set in 2016, when he did not endorse any candidate during the primary despite his former secretary of State’s presence in the race. But the former president largely has stayed out of the 2020 primary as the sprawling field of candidates continues to grow, with Biden becoming the 20th Democrat to throw his hat in the ring.
Biden later claimed he asked Obama not to endorse him so he could make the case on his own.
But no one really believes that.
If Obama wanted to endorse Biden, Biden would have embraced it with open arms.
The first day of a campaign is usually the candidate’s best.
And Biden entered the race under a cloud of voters wondering why if he wasn’t good enough for Obama’s support he should be good enough for theirs.