It was obvious for 8 years that Obama tolerated his idiot sidekick. Now that Obama ran that gauntlet, Biden acts as if they were Frick and Frack. Meanwhile, the Obamas avoid questions about Biden because they don’t want to publicly bury him.
On Saturday, Michelle Obama refused to comment on the Joe Biden controversy (that he’s racist), instead choosing to reiterate the Obamas intentions not to endorse a candidate in the primary, and support the candidate who will face off against Donald Trump. “Barack and I are going to support whoever wins the primary, so … our primary focus is letting the primary process play out, because it’s very early,” she said. Barack Obama hasn’t spoken out either.
Of course you don’t have to endorse Joe Biden to come out and defend him, and the silence of both Barack and Michelle Obama in coming to Joe’s defense speaks volumes, especially since Biden takes any opportunity he can to name drop Obama, even to defend his own civil rights record. “It was the honor of a lifetime to serve with a man who was a great President, a historic figure, and most important to me — a friend,” Biden said on Saturday. “I was vetted by him and selected by him. I will take his judgment of my record, my character, and my ability to handle the job over anyone else’s.”
Well, where is Obama now? Obama could have nipped this in the bud a couple weeks ago, but has chosen not to. When a former president can’t even defend his vice president, that’s not a good look during a primary. Obama already kept Joe from running in 2016, and it would take virtually no effort for him to release a statement defending Joe’s record. So why won’t he?
Biden’s purpose on the ticket in 2008 was to compensate for Obama’s lack of experience, particulary with foreign policy. In 2019, Biden is useless as a liberal torchbearer. The only thing he brings to the table today is name recognition, and perhaps Obama nostalgia amongst Democrats. But, if Obama won’t even come to his defense, how long does he expect to coast on that nostalgia?