The 2020 presidential elections are going to be fun. Watching Donald Trump square off with seasoned candidates well-versed in politics, government, and policy is sure to prove that anyone the Democrats have in the running will be more qualified, more intelligent, and more prepared than the current disaster-in-chief. With no candidate is that truer than with Vice President Joe Biden.
After announcing his 2020 bid, Joe Biden says he asked former President Obama not to endorse him.
— CNN (@CNN) April 25, 2019
On Thursday, Fox News’ Peter Doocy was ready to hit Biden with a “gotcha” question. This wasn’t like the old “gotcha” questions former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin complained about, which to her were simply questions she wasn’t informed enough to answer. Doocy clearly thought he was prepared to shoot down a longtime politician with one question that the GOP had been harping on all morning.
‘If you’re the best choice for the Democrats in 2020, why didn’t President Obama endorse you?’
With a wry smile and a prepared answer, Biden quickly shot Doocy down.
‘I asked President Obama not to endorse me. Whoever wins this nomination should win it on their own merits. Welcome to Delaware.’
Joe Biden has no business running for president again.
Just ask President Obama, who’s chosen *not* to endorse his right-hand man.
Biden has been losing presidential bids for decades – 2020 won’t be any different.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 25, 2019
In case the GOP has conveniently forgotten, or at least hopes that everyone else has, the last Republican president didn’t endorse Trump, not even when he became the Republican nominee. Instead, he and his family, which included the other most recent Republican president, openly criticized him and refused to even allow him to attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.
At this point, no matter what the Republicans try to insist is a deal-breaker with any Democratic candidate, there will be at least 10 worse things to say about their candidate. While they’ve insisted that Trump won because Democrats ran a bad candidate in 2016, they ran a serial adulterer with sexual assault claims against him and a record of shady business deals rife with fraud. The Democrats’ “bad candidate,” by the way, won the popular vote with the support of three million more voters than the electoral-college chosen Donald Trump.
Biden aide tells @HallieJackson that the former vice president asked former President Obama to not endorse him at this time, because Biden "wanted to make the case" to the voters — "he is running in this race because he believes we need to restore the soul of this nation.” pic.twitter.com/hx2VlJFu5c
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 25, 2019
President Obama is famously close to his former VP but also has a responsibility to the Democratic party as well as Democratic voters to inform the country of their choices and to back the candidate with the best policy ideas. After all, that’s how Obama won.
Featured image screenshot via YouTube