Obama Ready To Endorse Biden—With Conditions

BY EDWARD KLEIN / SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

The talk in Democratic Party circles is that Barack Obama has told Joe Biden that he is prepared to endorse him for president if, in return, Biden promises to let Obama have a final say in the choice of his vice presidential running mate.

According to these Democratic sources, Biden is mulling over the president’s conditional offer of support.

In addition, there is speculation among top Democratic sources that Obama has another quid pro quo for his endorsement: he wants Biden to choose an African American as his vice presidential running mate.

In this scenario, which Obama has not yet fully explained to Biden, Biden would promise to serve only one term in the White House, after which he would back his vice president to succeed him.

As Biden’s vice president, Obama is said to favor former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, a close Obama ally who is the first and only African American to have served as governor of the Bay State.

Obama has already given Biden carte blanche to use Air Force Two, the official vice presidential plane, to crisscross the country and launch an unofficial campaign.

So far, Biden has visited several key primary and general election states and hammered GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, charging that Trump is offering a “sick message” on immigration.

Biden has also courted the Jewish vote, hinting that he will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

With Obama’s blessing, Biden appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” where he discussed his son Beau’s death from brain cancer and came across as an authentic alternative to the stiff and overly scripted Hillary Clinton.

 

By | 2015-09-27T22:55:19+00:00 September 26th, 2015|blog, Ed Klein Confidential|14 Comments

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  1. S September 27, 2015 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Democrats are fraudsters. They are only interested in power. They are absolutely indifferent to the outcome of their activities. Obama completely ruined America, sowed huge hatred among the population. He made the country a beggar. He had stolen the future of our children!
    He should be punished as a perpetrator of fatal crimes against America and American people!
    And this rogue looking for a way to cling to power by any means?
    We need to sweep Obama from the White House by filthy broom!

  2. Roy Bitz September 27, 2015 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Who would O pick—
    A few possibles:
    Susan Rice
    Eric holder
    Valeri Jarret
    Rahm Emanual
    Al sharpton
    Hillary
    Maxine Waters
    Shiela Jackson
    Michelle

  3. Edward Binkley September 27, 2015 at 10:30 am - Reply

    When Barack Obama is finally and forever out of the WHITE HOUSE and the peoples affairs, We the People do not need or want any kind of residual effect of the Obama administration or influence to remain behind.
    I, like many millions of AMERICANS, fear that anything less than a complete and utter clean sweep of the Obama administration from American politics will not achieve the desired affect of reversing and correcting the mistakes and purposeful damage done to OUR COUNTRY both here at home and abroad by a corrupt and incompetent administration.
    Neither Hillary Clinton nor Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders or any other Democrat is the answer. I’m just hoping that WE on the right can come up with the man or woman who can affect the changes we, as a nation, so desperately need to succeed in our endeavor to repair that damage already done by this current administration.
    May God continue to bless the USA!

  4. jon ungvari September 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    i would vote for rintintin before i would vote for any democrats.

  5. Geelar September 28, 2015 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    I would guess Biden is happy to get Air Force II back. Michelle has been using his plane for her vacations for the last 6 years.

  6. Paul Maple September 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Hello ED – Thank You for the precise description of we, as a now perceived robotic society, should act and take to heart, the acceptance of our current fearless leader. I like Mr. Biden, but I need to be COMPLETELY
    rid of the Democratic way of conducting business. Not to go overboard in another direction, but to at least start to use COMMON SENSE towards how this Government is to be operated. How our BORDERS are to be protected and how to humanely treat all those that wish to come to this GREAT country. Those that want to come here and change our laws, well, can stay where they are. Simple. We have some VERY good Republican choices upon which to vote for next year. Obama has done enough damage so please, no more
    of his directives are needed. If Mr. Patrick is that good, let him stand before all of the voters and strut his stuff.!! Let Biden run on merit – let Hillary do the same – and with that said, we just may finally have that change !

  7. Clayton September 28, 2015 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    If O-idiot child put his name on anything. Count on an unsurmountable load of cost to you and I and another retarded
    piece if legislation., Impeach that fool. Did anybody have the opportunity to see Michelle riding bicycles at Marthas’
    vineyard? I’ve never scene so much flesh covering a poor bicycle seat, right down to the spokes. Unreal!!!

  8. A. Zimmerman September 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Real democrats want Bernie. Only one who will slash Pentagon budget, close Gitmo,, bring troops home from mid-East , push for teal jobs with real wages and stop Trans Pacific Trade Agreement!

  9. Mdmmignon September 28, 2015 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    GO DONALD TRUMP! This play by Oduma comes as no surprise! He was a spectacular dullard this morning when addressing the United Nations!

  10. Carol worsham September 28, 2015 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    I am waiting for Biden to jump in it will change every thing

  11. TB September 29, 2015 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Who does he want Micehele??

  12. Marty Granville October 3, 2015 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Electing Joe Biden as president is like asking your prisoner to hold your gun while you tie your shoe. Makes as much sense as taking a knife to a gun fight.

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  14. Chico November 29, 2015 at 7:15 am - Reply

    What the current resident of the WH is proving is that any recommendation he would make makes the candidate a puppet and not the person we would want as president.If the Vice President would follow this deal he would be proving he is not capable of being the president because that is exactly the method of govt. he would be providing us. The Dem’s might as well run Mickey Mouse, he certainly would have been better at the job that the current idiot and his crony VP.

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