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Joe Biden: I Dont Need an Obama Endorsement

Former Vice President Joe Biden, one of the leading Democratic presidential contenders, said he doesnt need an endorsement from former President Barack Obama.

Biden, 76, was vice president to Obama from 2008 to 2016.

Asked whether he wants Obama to endorse him, Biden said “No.”

“No, because everyone knows Im close with him,” Biden told Politico. “I dont need an Obama endorsement.”

Biden says he drew a slew of black supporters to Obamas ticket.

“I was the one who was sent in,” he said. “And the reason was, because all the polling and data showed that I had those relationships with the base of the Democratic Party as well as African-Americans. And so I did as many African Americans events as Barack did.”

If Obama really said that he “really doesnt have it”—the ex-president allegedly made the comment in private regarding Bidens connection with voters—then “theres truth to it,” Biden said.

Biden said he has “mostly campaigned for other people in the time Ive been here. And Ive never been in a position seeking the nomination where I have had the money and the organization to be able to get open headquarters all over the state.”

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, walks back into the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on Nov. 9, 2016. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by, from left, Secretary of State John Kerry, Vice President Joe Biden, and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, speaks during a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, on March 31, 2016. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)

But Biden said hes confident and asserted that if he wins Iowa, the first caucus state, in Feb. 2020, then it would be “awful hard to stop me from winning the nomination.”

Despite a series of gaffes involving mental lapses, Biden has maintained a lead in national polls and has strong support in South Carolina and Nevada, two of the early voting Read More – Source