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Obama May be Mulling Biden Endorsement

The White House today suggested President Obama may be leaning toward endorsing Vice President Biden should Biden run for president, seeming to put him in a class by himself when it comes to electability.

Josh Earnest briefed the press today as Biden and Obama shared lunch:

I’ll just say that the vice president is somebody who has already run for president twice. He’s been on a national ticket through two election cycles now, both in 2008 and in the reelection of 2012. So I think you could make the case that there is probably no one in American politics today who has a better understanding of exactly what is required to mount a successful national presidential campaign.

The “no one in American politics today” phrase would seem very pointedly directed at Hillary Clinton.

Earnest didn’t rule out Obama making an endorsement during the primaries, and he noted that Obama will vote in the Illinois primary, meaning he will indeed make a choice.

One thing to remember as this unfolds: Obama and Biden have simply been joined at the hip the last six and a half years. Biden attends every meeting Obama is in. He is among Obama’s closest advisors, perhaps – after Valerie Jarrett – his closest.

The two men must get along very well to spend so much time together. I think Obama would feel remiss if he didn’t support Biden.

33 Responses to Obama May be Mulling Biden Endorsement

  1. Other than the media and Valerie Jarret does anyone think Obama’s endorsement means anything ? joe Biden was nothing but a threat against impeachment……….

    • Biden is the hook Obama would use to land Warren in the White House and future POTUS. That’s what he really wants through this adventure of political smoke and mirrors. He’s not interested in Biden’s “contribution” beyond that purpose.

  2. The Meeting on the Green: was that a summit where Bubba offered that his wife will drop out of the race in favor of ol’Joe if MrO calls off the DOJ, FBI, et al?
    This primary, on both sides, is starting to resemble the old Russian Politburo where stature or favor was determined by how close or far away someone was standing.
    It’s certainly interesting in it’s confusion, and we little people are fascinated to see how it will all shake out.

  3. I cannot believe he said that! No one has a better understanding. This whole whole clic of the o admin. are a complete insult to our Country, and our Constitution and our citizens.
    I do not think he will feel remiss. I think he feels threatened, because B. knows to much of the inside info.

  4. Obama has zero understanding about what it takes to be President…..while the market tanks he stepped n a plane to another F’ing fundraiser. Did he call the heros in Paris that disarmed the radical Muslim ? Nope…..I wonder if he is mulling charges against them for stoping a peaceful Muslim from meeting Allah. What a joke of a President……

    • He has more important things to do like rest from his bike ride, and than raise money today.
      By the way I heard on the radio this morning that a retired man in his 60’s also helped. God Bless them all.
      If anyone hears if a leader of another Country says something about the American men who helped, let me know.

        • I glad they mentioned they had the retired man’s picture as well.
          What I don’t understand is the number of people on the watch list. The numbers must long, if we are unable to keep track of what they are up to.

  5. As an “independent” now, I’m totally open to ALL the candidates, though Hillary lost me with Benghazi, now the email problems. Nope, sorry.

    I’m in that 5% demo of voters who will decide the election. Country before Party, yay, me :)

    • “Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm– but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.”
      — T. S. Eliot

  6. Here we thought the Repubs, other than MrTrump, were smooth talking professional politicians – then Jeb! complains about “Asians” and their anchor babies. All the while he flaunts his ability to speak Spanish to his supporters.
    So we’re living with the President of Black America, and now the Repubs want to elect a President of Mexicans.
    How did we get to this state of affairs, how did the powers that be screw up so badly that MrTrump can say something as simple as “make America great again” and he draws support and great crowds cheering him on.

    • I am not voting for any candidate who speaks Spanish to “voters”. If the “voters” are legal they should know the English language. If they are legal, are they “voters”. If you want to be President of the United States, then speak English. Or if you want to be bi lingual then you better be prepared to be multi lingual to accommodate all the different cultures currently in the US. And that would include Farsi, Arabic, any # of African dialects, and Chinese — Mandarin and Cantonese, etc/

      • I agree Grace, English is the language and all the voters should be able to use the language. We have a similar problem over here. I don´t think that anyone should be allowed to participate in an election without sufficient knowledge of the language.

    • I read about that “anchor babies” controversy. Jeb Bush explained and explained and finally referred to his marriage to a Mexican-American and their “Hispanic kids”, therefor he is without “sin”, so to speak. All this makes him look timid and anxious.
      The appeal of Trump is that he wouldn´t bother, he doesn´t care about PC trivia, he moves on while people like JB gets stuck in the marsh of political correctness. Well, I think it is appealing, sick and tired as I am of pretense debates about PC trivia over here while not discussing the really important issues.

      • Poor Jeb must have an identity problem. As I recall he checked ‘Hispanic’ on his voter registration at one time.
        Further investigation could reveal that he also holds dual citizenship./s/

        He really went over the top, however, when he said he wasn’t referring to Mexicans as anchor babies – he was referring to ASIANS and their birthing tourism scam. He now wants to deport Asian anchor babies. LOLOLOL

        What a hapless fool!

  7. I’d have thought that eight years of Obama buffoonery would ensure a Republican presidency for at least eight years or so. Of course that was before a buffoon with roadkill on his head came along…

  8. When you pour water on dried horse pucky it reconstitutes back to original state. More water,more pucky, and bam! You got-ya a Joe Biden…