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Obama Told Biden to Stay Out of the 2020 Race

“You do not have to do this, Joe…” Apparently, that is what Barrack Obama told his former VP about seeking the Democratic nomination for 2020.

According to the New York Times, in a meeting in 2019, Obama, while discussing Joe Biden’s run for the high office in 2020, reportedly told his vice president that “You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t.” The Times reported that Obama “took pains to cast his doubts about the campaign in personal terms.”

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Biden, who leads President Trump in several polls on 2020 matchups, said he couldn’t forgive himself if he passed up the opportunity to beat Trump. He initially thought he could beat Trump in 2016, but Obama reportedly pushed back because, in part, he thought former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be more effective in continuing his legacy, according to the Times report.

Speculation has swirled over the decision by Obama to so far refrain from endorsing Biden formally. Still, despite Obama’s early hesitation, he has taken a much more involved role in Biden’s campaign “than in that of other candidates,” according to The Times.

Biden Has Not Missed An Opportunity To Channel Obama

While President Obama may have thus far shied away from an all-out endorsement of his former Veep, Biden scarcely misses an opportunity to connect himself to his old boss.

Biden invoked Obama, America’s first black president, while defending himself against racism accusations on the campaign trail. “I was vetted by him and selected by him,” Biden said of Obama. “I will take his judgment of my record, my character, and my ability to handle the job over anyone else’s.”

But, back in January of 2007, the gaffe-prone Biden famously said that Obama was “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” Obama laughed the remark off, according to The Times.

Despite Obama’s widespread popularity among Democrats, at times, the former President, appeared to become somewhat of a liability for his friend Joe Biden.

During the second round of primary debates, Biden faced criticism over the number of deportations under the Obama administration. The Affordable Care Act, Obama’s signature legislative achievement, also came under fire from candidates who said it had fallen short.

While Obama has stayed relatively quiet during the 2020 race, some of his former officials have cautioned against using the former administration to attack Biden during the primaries.

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7 Comments on this post.
  • Warren Abraham
    19 August 2019 at 4:39 pm
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    Reza Asian is fertilizing a can of worms that Castro opened up about the other parties or candidates supports and boycotting these supporters. while that would make it fair game for the other party to do the same thing and I don’t believe that the Democrat supports want there names on the boycott list. I for one would boycott every one of them. this is pretty low for even Democrats. Maybe the public should have a Media genocide against CNN

  • Rick
    19 August 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    What does it matter what anyone said. Haven’t you all learned yet. Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see. All these articles are turning into gossip. Not even news. It’s like a bunch of 2 year old. Whaa whaa mommy he has my vote, mommy he’s picking on me, mommy he said. Just run for office, quitthe childish tactics. Your all making fools out of yourself. Only people that picks on their opponents. Is they know they are going to loose. People aren’t dumb. The Democrats can have all the illegal, all the people that don’t want to work, all the lgbt and all the women that want to murder children. When you kil the child. They should fix you like they do dogs. Bitches don’t deserve kids. The red doesn’t need any of the illegals, lazy or gays trying to be special and gets special recognition. I have news for you, you are not special. You will see that after the election and you go back to hiding. because all the fake promises from the Democrats will be like their party. Down the toilet.

  • ROGER HOMEFIELD
    19 August 2019 at 7:43 pm
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    TRUMP 2020!!
    Screw Aslan!

  • Barbara
    20 August 2019 at 12:54 am
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    OBAMA THE LOSER AND SCUM BAG. HE WAS WORRIED THAT JOE WOULD HURT HIS LEGACY–REALLY—— HE HURT HIS OWN LEGACY AND PEOPLE ARE SEEING WHAT HE DID TO US , LET ALONE HIS STEALING OUR MONEY AND ALOMST TIRED TO BREAK US. WELL HE BETTER NOT ENTER THE US EVER AGAIN ——–WHO KNOWS WHAT PEOPLE MIGHT DO TO HIM THE TRAITOR. ON SECOND THOUGHT HE CAN TAKE ALL HIS DEMORATS WITH HIM BACK TO KENYA.!!!!!

  • Carolyn Bilbo
    20 August 2019 at 1:02 am
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    Trump 2020

  • Rob Waddell
    20 August 2019 at 3:19 am
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    Hey Obama, sometimes you’ve just gotta let Joe, be Joe!

  • ANG DROSS
    30 August 2019 at 2:30 pm
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    those two idiots should of told each other to stay out of politics

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