Barack Obama was all set to take his turn endorsing Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention.
And then all hell broke loose just before he was about to speak.
That’s because Barack Obama had a closed-door warning about Joe Biden that terrified Democrats.
Even though vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris is the supposed “headliner” of the third night of the Democrat Party National Convention, the real star is Barack Obama.
Twin mediocrities Kamala Harris and Joe Biden served as afterthoughts during the first two nights of the Democrats’ convention.
The small number of Americans that tuned in to watch could forgive themselves if they didn’t even know who the Democrats were running.
Instead, speakers kept the focus trained on attacking Donald Trump.
And in point of fact, keeping the race focused as a referendum on Donald Trump is a smart strategy.
Democrats can’t win if voters judge the election as a choice between two alternatives.
One person who understands that better than anyone is former President Barack Obama.
A recent POLITICO magazine article revealed just how little Obama thought of Biden’s political skills.
Obama also made it clear that despite Biden’s lead in the polls, the election was very much in doubt.
“One Democrat who is neutral in the 2020 race and spoke to Obama about Biden’s gaffe-prone nature recalled the former president saying: ‘Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f*ck things up,’” POLITICO’s Marc Caputo wrote.
Four years ago, Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for President over Biden who served Obama loyally as Vice President.
In 2020, Obama sat on the sidelines until after Bernie Sanders – the last challenger remaining – dropped out of the race.
And even then, Obama offered little more than a matter-of-fact statement of support.
In Michelle Obama’s speech, the former First Lady barely mentioned Joe Biden and didn’t mention Kamala Harris at all.
And while it is true that Michelle Obama taped her speech before Biden named Harris, Michelle Obama still could have taped some words of support for Harris and have those remarks edited into her speech when it aired.
Despite the fact that Barack Obama is speaking at this convention, Obama does not believe Biden is a strong candidate or would even be a good President.
Obama and his aides view Biden as an embarrassing uncle you tolerate because he is part of the family, but not as someone you would entrust with important duties.
Former President Obama’s only goal is defeating Donald Trump.
Who accomplishes that goal isn’t of much importance.
But what should terrify Democrats is that Barack Obama – who, make no mistake, is still the leader of the Democrat Party –thinks Joe Biden is a hapless candidate that can still blow this race.
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