By Dave Andrusko
Obama’s endorsement was expected now, just as the general election against Trump begins. He’d long made clear that he would wait for Democratic voters to choose their nominee before getting involved in the race. Biden didn’t wait for the endorsement, however, to capitalize on their relationship. From his campaign launch a year ago onward, the legacy of his eight years in the White House with Obama was at the core of his case.
Obama’s announcement comes a day after [Sen. Bernie] Sanders, Biden’s final opponent for the nomination, endorsed him and urged Democrats, independents and “some Republicans” to unite around Biden to defeat Trump. — From “Obama Endorses Biden in Video, Ending 2020 Neutrality,” by Jennifer Epstein and Tyler Pager.
By now, virtually everybody who follows politics even casually knows that pro-abortion former President Barack Obama endorsed his even more pro-abortion former Vice President in a 12-minute-long video. Unlike Biden, Mr. Obama is able to follow a teleprompter so his over-the-top praise of Biden went off smoothly. So, too, did his pro-forma denunciation of “the Republicans occupying the White House [who might that be?] and running the US Senate.”
Three quick thoughts. First, obviously, the Biden camp hopes some afterglow remains from eight years of Obama and will rub off on him. We’ll see. The more visible Mr. Obama (and Michelle Obama) are, the more glaring will be the contrast. Most of the media remains in adoration of Mr. Obama. They tolerate Biden because he is the only vehicle to defeat pro-life President Trump, who they despise as much as they love Mr. Obama.
Second, no Democrat running for President can win without a massive turnout from the African-American community. Only time will tell if the Obama’s campaigning for the party’s nominee pumps up the turnout. And
Third, naturally Republicans made light of the digital endorsement. “Barack Obama spent much of the last five years urging Joe Biden not to run for president out of fear that he would embarrass himself,” said Brad Parscale, Trump 2020 campaign manager. “Now that Biden is the only candidate left in the Democrat field, Obama has no other choice but to support him. Even Bernie Sanders beat him to it. Obama was right in the first place: Biden is a bad candidate who will embarrass himself and his party. President Trump will destroy him.”
Two hundred and two days until the November 3rd elections.
Check here for a comparison between pro-life President Trump and pro-abortion former Vice President Biden.