Did you know that Joe Biden was Barack Obama’s vice president? If you didn’t, he’s doing everything possible to remind you. Late Thursday morning Biden tweeted out the following Obama tribute/lovefest:
Barack Obama was a great president. We don’t say that enough. pic.twitter.com/FLiYpg8jLR
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) September 12, 2019
This video is so pathetically transparent. The only thing missing is video of Biden literally kissing Obama’s behind.
Joe Biden may be the current frontrunner, but recent polls show that Elizabeth Warren is gaining on him, and it’s clear that this crusty old white guy is looking to use Barack Obama as a shield.
I’m not the only one who thinks so. Obama’s former adviser David Axelrod scoffed at the video on Twitter. “This pre-debate video tribute to @BarackObama from @JoeBiden is about as subtle as a screen door on a submarine,” Axelrod tweeted. “Not only is he claiming co-authorship of Obama’s record. He’s sending message to the others: ‘You want to attack Obama’s record? Make my day!'”
Axelrod quickly clarified what he meant in a follow-up tweet:
Just to be clear, I’m not criticizing @JoeBiden for touting his partnership with @BarackObama, which was genuine and strong. Nor am I criticizing the video or it’s timing, hours before the debate. I’m just noting the obvious strategy behind it. https://t.co/XwgLzqvF9k
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 12, 2019
Aligning himself with Obama is Biden’s only real strategy at this point. Despite his experience, Biden was a lackluster candidate in 2008 who polled terribly. Biden would be nothing without Barack Obama, and brings nothing to the table except that line on his resume that says Barack Obama picked him to be his running mate. In a party that wants Medicare for All, running on “building on Obamacare” isn’t going to cut it for the base of the party that votes in the primaries.
As for Biden’s claim that Barack Obama was a great president… don’t even get me started…