Obama Finally Comes out for Joe Biden in an Incredibly Lackluster Endorsement, GOP Spox Has Best Response

Susan Walsh

President Barack Obama shakes hand with Vice President Joe Biden during funeral service for Biden’s mother Jean Biden, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

One of the glaring things that people have noticed about the campaign of Joe Biden is that it was missing his former boss, Barack Obama.

Even after everyone else had endorsed Biden, even his opponent Bernie Sanders, as my colleague Joe Cunningham predicted in March.

Now, finally, Obama is weighing in with his endorsement for Biden with a video from his home. I don’t know about you, but it seems decidedly lackluster and formulaic. Really says something that it’s taken this long.

From The Hill:

“If there’s one thing we’ve learned as a country from moments of great crisis, it’s that the spirit of looking out for one another can’t be restricted to our homes or our work places or our neighborhoods or houses of worship, it also has to be reflected in our national government,” Obama said.

“The kind of leadership that’s guided by knowledge and experience, honesty and humility, empathy and grace. That kind of leadership doesn’t just belong in our state capitols and legislatures, it belongs in the White House, and that’s why I’m so proud to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States.”

Sounds like yada yada yada, yawn. If you’re actually proud to endorse your “best friend,” you don’t wait until the literal last moment, after everyone else.

This comes even after sexual assault allegations with a criminal complaint filed against Biden at the end of last week.

President Donald Trump suggested Obama was delaying his endorsement because he knew things.

According to reports, Obama had tried to talk Biden out of running.

Obama made comments like this.

But basically GOP spox Elizabeth Harrington nails it, he’s the only one they have left, they don’t have anyone else.

That’s pretty darn sad for them that someone who has trouble even completing a sentence is viewed as their only chance.