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.”
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