Joe Biden has always been an ineffective slimeball throughout his five decades of public service — and it’s obvious.
Take one look at Grandpa Joe and you’ll see a man oozing with the kind of sleaze required to maintain a 50-year career in Washington D.C. Everything about Biden reminds you of why politicians should never be trusted: the creepy smile, his corny sincerity with regular Americans, allegiance to the Deep State — it all reeks of D.C. Swamp creature.
Well, according to a forthcoming book, Barack Obama wasn’t necessarily convinced of Joe Biden’s talents.
Obama once spoke fondly about his VP choice, calling it “one of the best decisions I ever made,” but a new book claims he seriously considered ditching him during his second White House run.
[source: The Washington Examiner]
Following a 2010 midterm election “shellacking,” Obama tasked his aides with mulling replacements, and they conducted tests about Hillary Clinton’s brand with supporters, according to the upcoming book The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama, which is set for release on Sept. 13. Obama officials have previously dismissed such reports.
Obama often sighed during meetings when Biden rambled for too long and sometimes nudged him to zip it, the book, which was written by New York Magazine journalist Gabriel Debenedetti, claims. He was also frustrated by Biden’s propensity to make gaffes and stir up public mockery of his administration, the book adds.
Throughout their professional relationship, which included collaboration on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee while both were members of the upper chamber, Obama and Biden had been leery of each other, with Biden “slightly annoyed” by the national attention Obama garnered, per the book.
Still, Obama reportedly selected him because he wanted to be “pragmatic, not emotional,” and viewed Biden’s rapport with white voters as a key political asset. Despite any apprehension he had about Biden for the second White House stint, Obama kept him on board.
The book also exposes a growing rift between Clinton and Biden after Obama heaped tons of praise on his Secretary of State.
Biden harbored a “mounting frustration” that Clinton was seemingly the favored candidate and that he was overlooked, chiding that she had “too much baggage,” per the book.
“No one trusted her. … Clinton was turning into a toxic candidate,” Biden lamented to aides, according to the report. Clinton served as the Obama administration’s secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
We all know how Clinton fizzled out shortly after leaving the Obama administration.
Author: Asa McCue