As former Vice-President Joe Biden has progressed through a presidential campaign filled with gaffes and stumbles, one person you never hear from regarding Biden is the person he served under for eight years: former President Barack Obama. But according to Biden, that is about to change.
After serving eight years in the Obama White House, wouldn’t you expect to see Biden’s former boss, the 44th President of the United States, campaigning for his former running mate a little more vigorously? For the most part, outside of a few TV commercials, Obama has been all but absent. Is he finally ready to come off the sidelines?
On Tuesday, at an airport near his home in Delaware, as the Democratic nominee was getting ready to board a plane for Florida to attend an afternoon campaign rally, he stopped for a brief chat with reporters. Biden said the former President will soon be hitting the campaign trail on his behalf, and that he felt his former boss was “doing enough for our campaign,” but did not give any further information regarding when we might see that happen.
Throughout the Democratic primary, the former POTUS remained neutral, but eventually endorsed Biden after everyone else had dropped out of the race.
Also on Tuesday morning, Obama tweeted a video urging his followers to vote early, “There’s a lot at stake in this election. From getting this pandemic under control to building a fairer economy to taking on climate change and protecting our health care, your vote can make all the difference. Register today and make a plan to vote early: iwillvote.com/Obama.”
Obama has not made any public comments about when he will be joining the road show.