According to a report published by The Hill, former president Barack Obama is campaigning for 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren behind closed doors.
This news comes after months of speculation as to why Obama still hasn’t come out publically in support of his former vice president-turned presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The Hill reported that “Behind the scenes in recent months, former President Obama has gone to bat for Warren (D-Mass.) when speaking to donors reluctant to support her given her knocks on Wall Street and the wealthy.”
“And if Warren becomes the nominee, Obama has said they must throw the entirety of their support behind her.”
The report goes on to say that according to a source familiar with the matter, “[Obama] also has vouched for her credentials, making it clear in these private sessions that he deems her a capable candidate and potential president.”
Obama has diplomatically made it clear that he is not offering any endorsement in the Democrat primary race, but his shilling for Warren speaks for itself.
As for the jilted Joe Biden, he told Politico in early December that he doesn’t need Obama’s official endorsement because “everyone knows I’m close with him,” and brushed off reports that Obama had told another candidate that Biden “really doesn’t have” an intimate enough connection with voters to be a legitimate contender.
Adding to the speculation was Obama’s statement last week that he’s “absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything … living standards and outcomes.”
Elizabeth Warren is the only female candidate that has cornered a meaningful percentage of Democrat support, so it’s not surprising that if Obama believes that women are “indisputably better” than men, he would support the only viable female 2020 candidate.
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