Joe Biden has only a few weeks left to convince the nation that he’s the right man for the job at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and there’s no doubt that this is an uphill struggle.
Biden hasn’t been all that sharp out on the campaign trail, after being seemingly goaded into running in the first place by Democrats who were sure that his alleged centrism would be the key to his success. The former Vice President has stumbled mightily during live events, and his temper has flared several times. At one town hall he even went so far as to call an attendee a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier”.
With American heading to the polls in less than 4 months, Biden will take all the help that he can get…and that includes calling in a favor from his old pal, No. 44 himself.
Joe Biden and his one-time boss – former President Barack Obama – reunited to hold a socially distanced conversation about the many challenges facing the nation right now, while ripping President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
The presumptive Democratic nominee’s presidential campaign on Wednesday released a video preview of the gathering – which was held in the Washington, D.C., building where the former president’s office is located. Both men are seen arriving clad in black masks and then sitting socially distanced for their conversation.
The teaser clip starts with Biden – with disbelief – asking “can you imagine standing up when you were president saying ‘it’s not my responsibility. I take no responsibility.’ Literally. Literally.”
Obama responds, emphasizing that “those words didn’t come out of our mouths while we were in office.”
One has to believe that Joe Biden’s team is aware of the long road ahead, especially after Donald Trump’s campaign announced a massive fundraising haul this week.
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