Former Vice President Joe Biden is still the odds-on favorite to secure the Democratic nomination.
But since his abysmal performances at all three Democratic presidential primary debates, Biden has been hit with countless reports that have hurt his campaign significantly.
And now, it has been revealed why former President Barack Obama refuses to endorse Biden’s presidential campaign.
In an excerpt from his a new book, which was obtained by the Daily Mail, Washington Post editor Steven Levingston reveals that Obama did not endorse Biden for president because he did not represent the appropriate level of change that he hoped his presidential legacy would represent.
The book, titled, “Barack and Joe: The Making of an Extraordinary Partnership,” claims that Obama endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton instead of Biden in 2016 because he was “just another white guy.”
“Joe, despite his many virtues, was just another white guy, one in a long line of American presidents — hardly the symbol of the Teutonic change that Obama hoped would mark his place in the history books,” wrote Levingston.
“Barack had placed his bet on Hillary, the one he believed would confirm his revolutionary stamp on American’s political culture – the first black president passing the baton to the first woman president,” he wrote.
The book notes that Obama did not endorse Biden for president in 2020 either, marking a blow to his former vice president who routinely cites Obama’s legacy on the campaign trail.
Below are a few notable admissions in the book:
- The ‘bromance’ between Barack Obama and Joe Biden dissipated in the post-White House years, according to an upcoming book about the pair
- It was a political embarrassment for Biden when Obama failed to endorse him in the 2020 presidential race and stated in that there was a need for ‘new blood’
- Obama had placed his bet on Hillary to win the Democratic primary in 2016 and therefore didn’t back Biden that year
- Despite the lack of endorsement, the men continued to have a deep affection for one another, but ‘that’s different than giving his brand to him,’ the book states
- In the early 2000s, Obama rolled his eyes and sent a note to his adviser Robert Gibbs: ‘Shoot. Me. Now’ while listening to Biden’s babbling, the book claims
- The details of their relationship are revealed in Barack and Joe: The Making of an Extraordinary Partnership out October 8
It was reported back in August that Obama told Biden, who served as his vice president for eight years, that running for president would be the biggest mistake of his life.
“You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t,” Obama told Biden before he officially launched his presidential campaign in April.
Like Obama, many continue to question whether Biden is mentally fit to hold any public office.
Obama’s No. 2 has also been called out for flip-flopping on several issues, which is a clear attempt to pander to the radical Left now that he’s seeking their vote to become president.
Despite all of this, Biden is still the Democratic front-runner and darling of the Left.
But for how much longer?