Former President Barack Obama during the present Presidential campaign, this weekend called his former Vice President Joe Biden and contacted and congratulated him for the success. The call from the Obama on Sunday night came after Biden clinched victory in South Carolina. However, the lauding and good words to Biden for a commanding finish in the contest did not change the fact that the former two-time White House inmate from Democratic party still wants to remain silent and stay on the sidelines and wait for the conclusion of the primaries.
“We are skeptical that an endorsement coming from us could truly change the political winds right now,” a source closed to Obama informed Cable News Network. If Obama were to endorse Biden, the person said, there is a “a very real chance it backfires.”
Many assess that the former Black President, still sees his role as a uniting force and not the dividing one.
“He feels that he’s singularly positioned to help unify the party at the end of this,” the Obama confidant said.” And if he were try to put his thumb on the scale now, it would take away his ability to do so when it’s most needed – the general election.”
Talking to CNN, he added: “So he’s prepared to play a vigorous role in coalescing the party around the nominee and working to defeat Trump, but weighing in no likely only divides things worse and weakens his standing for when the party will need it most.”
It will be better for Democrats and America if Obama weighs in on the race and endorses his candidate after the final nomination. With a very important role and his legacy as a Democrat stalwart, Obama has become a binding force that the party can used to glue it cracks at the right time. Biden touts his role as VP under the presidency of Obama ever now and then, pledging to fight to protect Obamacare and other achievements when other frontrunners like Michael Bloomberg also invoke Obama’s name and legacy while mentioning his role as a former mayor of New York City.
Obama aides say that the former President is adamant and has implored the Democrats to not drag him in the race for now and he will try not to enforce him or endorse anyone from his former camp as the race intensifies. All the White House hopefuls from Democrat prominently Biden, Sanders and Bloomberg will love to have the Obama vote as they gear up for the upcoming battles on Super Tuesday.