Former Vice President Joe Biden remains atop the polls to gain the Democratic nomination for the Presidency in 2020, although he is slipping amidst a ton of gaffes that have many questioning whether he possesses the mental fitness for the position.
Biden’s strategy to maintain his lead is to lean on former President Barack Obama, who remains an incredibly popular figure among Democratic constituents.
During an appearance on “Late Night with Stephen Colbert” on Thursday night, Biden even claimed that he would love to appoint Obama, who proceeded over countless violations of the Constitution while serving as President, to a lifetime post on the Supreme Court.
“Have you called [Obama] for advice [on the campaign]?” Colbert asked. “Would you appoint him to the Supreme Court?”
“Hell yes!” he exclaimed to Colbert smiling ear-to-ear. “[But] I don’t think he’d do it. … He’s fully qualified.”
Biden even gave an overture to Barack’s wife, Michelle, implying that she would be one of his top choices for a Vice Presidential pick if he won the Democratic Party nomination.
“Have you asked Michelle Obama for advice?” Colbert asked Biden.
“Only to be my vice president,” Biden responded. “I mean …”
The crowd exploded in response with applause, but Biden was quick to walk back his comments.
“I’m only joking! Michelle, I’m joking! That was a joke,” Biden said afterward.
The clip can be seen here:
If Biden is joking, it is only because the Obamas want nothing to do with him and his embarrassing candidacy. They have distanced themselves from Biden since they left the White House and refused to endorse his presidential ambitions.
Biden claims that he implored Obama not to endorse him, a laughable claim as he struggles to fend off upstart challengers like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who nip at his heels.
“I asked President Obama not to endorse,” Biden said. “Whoever wins this nomination should win it on their own merits.”
President Donald Trump has pointed out Biden’s weakness in being unable to secure the endorsement of the man whose ticket he appeared on during two successful and historic presidential elections.
“How he doesn’t get President Obama to endorse him, there has to be some reason why he’s not endorsing him,” Trump said. “He was the vice president. They seemed to have gotten along. President Obama not endorsing him is rather… a big secret.”
“Then he goes and lies and says, ‘I asked the president not to endorse me’… give me a break,” Trump added.
If Biden is unable to convince Obama into getting behind him, he will likely suffer his third failed attempt at obtaining the presidency, having already lost in the Democratic primaries after receiving very little support in 1988 and 2008.
Alabama U.S. Senate Contender Tommy Tuberville Lied About Voting for Trump, According to 2016 Records
Tuberville is not telling the truth about being a long-time Trump backer.
Alabama U.S. Senate Contender Tommy Tuberville was not registered to vote in 2016 when he claimed to have voted for Donald Trump for President.
Journalist and political operative Ryan Girdusky shared the discovery over social media that Tuberville never voted for President Trump:
SCOOP: Despite claiming he voted and supported Trump, Tommy Tuberville's voter registration was cancelled in August 2016 due to inactivity… he had registered in the state of Indiana but never voted there, so they kicked him off the voter rolls. pic.twitter.com/X1bSH5N6xT
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 10, 2020
Girdusky noted that Tuberville did not vote in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 either while he was living in Alabama and Florida:
Tuberville has claimed on at least eight radio interviews that he voted for Trump in the 2016 election… but it's very clear by the documents that it's impossible and he lied to voters.
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 10, 2020
Tuberville has been lying about his record on the campaign trail during a heated political race with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who hopes to reclaim the seat he once left to join the Trump Administration.
“Well, first of all – you know, on I’m going to support President Trump,” Tuberville told Fox & Friends. “I supported him from day one. I’m the only candidate in this race who supported him in this last election. I believe in him. He has a great work ethic. You know, the guy is a winner. And the things that he’s done – we need people to stand behind him – in the Senate, in Congress to help him get his agenda through.”
“But I want to help this state and Alabama,” he added. “You know, Alabama is going to grow. It’s going to really grow.”
Big League Politics has reported about Tuberville ducking Sessions throughout the campaign, avoiding any sort of a debate that could alert voters about his poor record:
As the Republican primary runoff for nomination for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, football coach Tommy Tuberville is doubling down on a strategy of refusing to debate former Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, leaving serious questions about his immigration policy positions unanswered.
Tuberville hopes to cruise to an easy victory on the basis of support from Donald Trump, who remains incensed at Sessions over a feud related to his former Attorney General’s recusal from Robert Mueller’s witch hunt Russia investigation. But Sessions has emphasized that the feud- now in the past- can’t be all that comes under consideration for Alabama’s Republican voters.
Tuberville steadfastly refuses to clarify some of his troubling statements related to immigration policy, including stating that the United States needs 400,000 Indian visa workers to provide labor for America’s corporations. Tuberville continues to rebuff attempts from Sessions to organize a debate to discuss actual policy before the July 14th runoff election, which will determine who will go on to face Democrat Doug Jones in November.
Sessions reiterated that Tuberville refuses to participate in a debate in a tweet responding to President Trump’s latest criticism of him, pointing out that Tuberville’s GOPe sympathies render him a suspect so-called supporter of the President’s ‘MAGA’ agenda.
The Alabama U.S. Senate Republican run-off election between Tuberville and Sessions is scheduled to take place on July 14.
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