In an upcoming book about former President Obama and the Democrat’s effort to defeat Trump, The Atlantic’s Edward-Isaac Dovere gives some insight into how Obama truly felt about his former VP running for the highest office in the land. If Dovere’s accounts are correct it gives some serious credit to the rumors that Obama was not a fan of the idea.
At the beginning of Biden’s campaign, many voters were suspicious Obama didn’t support the campaign because he so rarely was out stumping for Biden. It was a break from traditional norms and it wasn’t long before people assumed that Obama was not overly thrilled by Biden’s campaign.
However, Dovere writes that Obama thought Biden was ultimately a “compromise candidate.” (per Townhall)
According to Dovere, Obama was dubious about the prospect of Biden, who was his Vice President for eight years, running for the Presidency in the 2016 election.
Even when Biden was chosen as the Democrat’s Presidential candidate Obama was still anxious and ‘wasn’t sure’ about the decision the party had made.
Obama saw Biden as the ‘compromise candidate’ but he ‘wasn’t exactly inspiring’.
Dovere summarizes Obama’s thinking as: ‘The chariot could turn back into a pumpkin at any point’.
Dovere’s book also noted how Obama would often characterize Trump as a “madman” and a “lunatic” while speaking with foundation donors.