Former Vice President Joe Biden is on the ropes.
Biden’s campaign is struggling with declining poll numbers and anemic levels of enthusiasm.
And now Barack Obama just put this final nail in Joe Biden’s coffin.
Under normal circumstances, the Vice President of a two-term administration would seek the Presidency to carry on his former boss’s legacy.
That did not happen in 2016.
Joe Biden hemmed and hawed for months before finally announcing in the fall of 2015 that he would not mount a third White House bid.
At the time, all the so-called “experts” believed Biden’s time had come and gone.
Hillary Clinton was the odds-on favorite to win the election and Biden would settle into political retirement.
But Donald Trump scrambled those plans by defeating Clinton.
Two consecutive midterm shellackings decimated the Democrat Party bench and the 2020 field was devoid of experienced and well known candidates.
So Joe Biden, at age 76 and with clearly declining mental faculties, stepped into the void.
However, once again Barack Obama declined to endorse his former Vice President.
Biden entered the race as the frontrunner.
The former Vice President’s name identification and perceived “electability” built on his eight years as Barack Obama’s Vice President vaulted him to the top of the polls.
However, beneath the surface trouble brewed.
On his first day in the race, it stuck out like a sore thumb that Barack Obama – once again – did not endorse his former Vice President.
Biden claimed this was done on purpose.
The former Vice President alleged he didn’t want Obama to endorse anyone so the primary could be decided by the candidates themselves.
“Whoever wins the nomination should win it on their own merits,” Biden claimed at the time.
The back story as to why Obama twice declined to back Biden has finally come out into the public light.
Steven Levingston’s new book “Barack and Joe: The Making of an Extraordinary Partnership” explains that Obama did not see a 76-year-old white guy as the heir to his legacy.
“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,” Levingston wrote.
“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,” Levingston added.
Obama being caught up with his head in the clouds over his “historical” legacy is not surprising.
In 2008 many reporters and grassroots liberals flocked to Obama’s candidacy because of his place as the first black President.
Identity politics helped fuel Obama’s rise so it should come as no shock that Obama wanted to pass his torch to another identity politics candidate.
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