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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Barack Obama has vowed to remain neutral during the Democratic primary, opting to counsel any candidate who approaches him, and eventually to throw his weight behind the Democratic nominee. But the former president does appear to have at least one strong personal investment in the primary: ensuring his ex-veep doesn't tarnish his reputation on the campaign trail.

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Obama began pushing for Biden to "expand his aging inner circle," according to the Times. His advisors needed to ensure Biden didn't "embarrass himself" or "damage his legacy," Obama told campaign staff in a March meeting, per the report

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-08-17 01:33 AM | Reply

Obama is nicely trying to tell Joe that his brain is mush.

#2 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-08-17 09:49 AM | Reply

From article

"Obama has taken an active interest behind the scenes in Joe Biden's presidential campaign"not, it seems, to help his former vice president beat out the rest of the crowded field of 2020 hopefuls, but to shield him. Obama counseled Biden several times before he entered the race in spring, the Times reported, and the former president "cast his doubts" about the pending campaign. "You don't have to do this, Joe," Obama told Biden, a source familiar with their conversations told the paper. "You really don't."

#3 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-08-17 09:56 AM | Reply

Obama Cautioned Biden About Running for President

Biden should have listened.

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-17 02:01 PM | Reply

For the sake of the party, he should have outright told him not to run at all. Biden is an embarrassing has-been, if he ever "was."

#5 | Posted by JOE at 2019-08-17 02:36 PM | Reply

Maybe it'll work out this time. Was it Reagan or Nixon where they attempted a president run twice before actually winning the nomination and presidency?

#6 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-08-17 03:04 PM | Reply

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