Barack Obama was one of the worst Presidents in American history.
His two terms in office were one disaster after another.
And now Americans just learned that Barack Obama made the biggest decision of his life for this crazy reason.
When a candidate is running for President, the biggest decision they have to make is their selection of a running mate.
Who the nominee chooses – and how they go about the process – provides the American people a preview of their decision-making process and values.
When Barack Obama selected Joe Biden as his running mate, the one factor that put Biden over the top was Biden telling Obama he was too old to ever run for President again.
The Daily Caller reports:
Former Vice President Joe Biden once assured former President Barack Obama’s aides that Obama “would never have to worry” about Biden leveraging his position for a presidential run.
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate reportedly assured Obama aides in 2008 that “Barack would never have to worry” about Biden using his vice presidency to attempt a presidential bid, according to the New York Times. Biden also said at the time he was too old for such aspirations.
Biden’s words came as Obama considered his VP pick between Biden, Democratic Virginia Governor Tim Kaine and Democratic Indiana and Senator Evan Bayh. The former president searched for a vice-presidential pick that would add experience to his campaign.
“I want somebody with gray in his hair,” Obama told his aides in 2008, the Times reports
Obama – like George W. Bush – wanted a running mate who would put the President’s interests first and not view every decision through a prism of how it would affect their eventual Presidential campaign.
But it also speaks to the biggest liability Joe Biden has as a candidate – his age and the fact that Biden is no longer at the top of his game mentally.
Biden’s accumulation of gaffes led his staff to cut back on his already sparse campaign schedule.
However, that only draws more attention to the fact that Biden is not physically or mentally capable of maintaining the type of schedule a Presidential candidate must endure because — as he told Barack Obama back in 2008 – he was too old to ever run for President again.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.