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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:16 AM

 

Joe just now: "I asked Obama not to endorse me."

Quick questions in Delaware. He wants to do it on his own. Good answer.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Reply Joe just now: "I asked Obama not to endorse me." (Original post)
nolabear Apr 2019 OP
Peacetrain Apr 2019 #1
nolabear Apr 2019 #3
Peacetrain Apr 2019 #5
saidsimplesimon Apr 2019 #2
nolabear Apr 2019 #4
Atticus Apr 2019 #8
Demit Apr 2019 #6
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #13
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2019 #7
thesquanderer Apr 2019 #11
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2019 #12
George II Apr 2019 #14
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2019 #15
Kingofalldems Apr 2019 #16
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2019 #18
Miles Archer Apr 2019 #9
redstatebluegirl Apr 2019 #10
ucrdem Apr 2019 #17
IndianaDave Apr 2019 #19

Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:19 AM

1. Just heard that on MSNBC!

 

as he was headed for the train..
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Response to Peacetrain (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:20 AM

3. Don't you love that train? The Secret Service must be nuts.

 

But Iím fond of it.
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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:21 AM

5. ROFL... I had not thought about that

 

they called it the Joe Biden train .. love it..
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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:20 AM

2. Ah nola, that Joe

 

responded as you quote is very telling, distancing himself from Obama while still claiming the legacy will be a difficult tightrope, imo.
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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:21 AM

4. I'm not sure it's distancing so much as declaring he's in nobody's shadow.

 

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Response to nolabear (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:24 AM

8. Agreed. nt

 

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:21 AM

6. Was that before or after Obama said in March he wasn't going to endorse anyone in the primaries?

 

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Response to Demit (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:38 AM

13. Good question!! Can't wait to hear Joe's answer!!

 


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:23 AM

7. Showmanship 101. He knows how to tilt the board.

 

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:37 AM

11. Yes, showmanship I think. I doubt Obama would have endorsed anyone at this point anyway. (nt)

 

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:38 AM

12. Obama said he wouldn't, so.

 

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:06 PM

14. How is this "showmanship"?

 

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Response to George II (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:09 PM

15. It implies Biden is holding Obama back from an endorsement he can't wait to make.

 

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:16 PM

16. How do you know Obama didn't want to endorse Biden?

 

Are you calling Joe Biden a liar?
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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:22 PM

18. Easy there, tiger.

 

That's the whole point.
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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:24 AM

9. It makes sense...

 

...I am sure Obama would endorse him in a heartbeat, but given the nature of this election, it makes perfect sense to do it on his own.

I think an "implied but unspoken" endorsement from Obama will be in the air anyway. In terms of President and Vice President "team" relationships, they actually HAD one, and it was one of the best. Cheney took the ball and ran with it. Pence is a lickspittle who cringes in the background as Trump lays out his scorched earth pronouncements. Obama and Biden were actually a TEAM.
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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:25 AM

10. You know President Obama will work for him, either out front or on the sidelines.

 

He and Michelle dearly love Joe.
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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:21 PM

17. Barack has as much as endorsed Biden already ,

 

at least that's how it looks to me. When Joe was getting hit with head-and-shoulders-gate, Barack turned up and made statement about civility and that was the end of that. So I get the feeling Barack is a phone call away when Joe needs him.
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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:03 PM

19. I hate to break into this love fest, but President Obama directly indicated

 

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that he didn't want to interfere in the primary elections. I love Joe -- who doesn't? -- but President Obama did not want to be an undue influence on the primary process. Obama has always stressed that the American people are the locus of decision and change. President Obama does not want to endorse ANYONE until the Nominee has been determined -- all wishful thinking and fantasizing to the contrary. Once that Nominee has been chosen by the PEOPLE, Obama will undoubtedly endorse and strongly support him or her. But Joe Biden is fudging it if he implies that President Obama secretly supports him, but just doesn't want to be public about it. Obama's statement in March that he would not be endorsing any Democratic candidate in the primary should be taken at face value.
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