Forever President Barack Obama has formally endorsed his former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of November’s Presidental election.
Obama’s endorsement will certainly give Biden a boost of support within the Democratic party. Obama remains the most popular and influential political figure within the party.
After Biden secured the Democratic nomination, many expected Obama to offer his support for Biden, who served eight years as Obama’s Vice-President.
Obama’s endorsement comes one day after Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Biden. Sanders, 78, ended his presidential campaign last week, making Biden the last candidate standing.
In a video streamed on Twitter, Obama said:” I believe that Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now.”
For much of his campaign, Biden has emphasized his tenure as Obama’s Vice-President, which Obama eluded to in his endorsement video, pointing out that Biden assisted in rebuilding American after the great recession.
” That’s why I asked him to implement the Recovery Act, which saved a million jobs and got people back on their feet. Because Joe gets stuff done,” Obama added.” Joe helped me manage H1N1 and prevent the Ebola epidemic from becoming the type of pandemic we’re seeing now.”
Throughout the primaries, Obama has kept a low profile, but he’s been in communication with prior Democratic candidates, offering guidance at critical junctures.
After speaking on his endorsement of Joe Biden, our forever President turned his attention to Trump, saying, “One thing everybody has learned by now, the Republicans running the White House and the U.S. Senate are not interested in progress, they’re interested in power.”
Obama also spoke on how the current administration gave unlimited power to polluters” to poison our air and water.”
” They repeatedly disregarded the American principle of law, voting rights, and transparency. Our country’s future hangs on this election,” Obama said.
Following the release of Obama’s video endorsement, Biden took to Twitter to express his excitement.
” Barack, this endorsement means the world to Jill and me. We’re going to build on the progress we made together, and there’s no one I’d rather have standing by my side,” Biden wrote.