By CCN.com: Joe Biden has just announced his presidential bid for 2020 and he’s already off to a controversial start.
Biden served as VP for eight years under President Barack Obama. Surprisingly, Biden has requested that the former commander-in-chief not endorse his presidential race, stating that “whoever wins this nomination should win it on their own merits.”
This is a very safe way of saying that Obama’s help is not only unwanted but potentially damaging. After all, Obama endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential run, and look how well that turned out.
Since leaving the White House in early 2017, Obama has kept a limited presence in the political limelight following an array of sketchy facts that have surfaced in media outlets regarding his presidency.
Last June, it was alleged that the Obama administration gave Iran temporary access to the U.S. financial system, ignoring sanctions that had been set in place following the Iran Nuclear Deal in 2015. Previously, the administration had repeatedly explained to Congress that it had no intentions of providing such access.
Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. didn’t take the news well, including Senator Rob Portman of Ohio. He commented:
“The Obama administration misled the American people and Congress because they were desperate to get a deal with Iran.”
If Obama has some strong points, managing money isn’t one of them. During his eight years as president, he increased the national debt by roughly $7 trillion, more than all previous presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton combined.
What’s that all about? The country was suffering from the worst economic circumstances since the Great Depression. During his tenure, nearly 12 million people left the workforce and more than 20% were on food stamps. The number of people accepting welfare benefits from the U.S. government was equal to the population of Cuba.
If the idea was to drain the country of its financial reserves and keep average Americans poor and relying on limited government means to get by, congrats Obama. Mission accomplished.
With the recent release of the Mueller report, Obama’s administration is under heavy fire. It has been stated that while Trump and his administration did not collude with Russia during the 2016 election, Obama’s administration likely knew the country was meddling where it didn’t belong and did nothing about it.
Biden is probably asking Obama not to endorse him because he is trying desperately to shake his already thick ties to the former failure-in-chief. Well, Biden can separate himself from Obama all he wants. At the end of the day, it’s doubtful – whether he has Obama’s support or not – that anyone will prove eager for a presidential candidate completely incapable of respecting the personal space of both women and young girls.
The Republican National Convention (RNC) is confident that Joe Biden – whom they’ve already dubbed “Crazy Joe” – will fail to earn the nomination as he’s done in the past.