Biden Plan Backfires, “Happy #BestFriendsDay, to my friend, @BarackObama.”
Is Joe Biden trying to use former President Obama’s notoriety to help build his support in the upcoming election? It sure looks like it.
Over the weekend Creepy Uncle Joe posted a photo on Twitter of two bracelets middle school looking bracelets that said “Joe” on one and “Barack” on the other.
Happy #BestFriendsDay to my friend, @BarackObama. pic.twitter.com/JTd1t7NtyL
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 9, 2019
According to The Daily Wire,
Former Vice President Joe Biden is banking on his connection to former President Barack Obama to propel him through the 2020 Democratic primary, but after an embarrassing misstep Saturday, drawing that line may be harder than Biden first thought.
The photo isn’t new. In fact, it’s from August 2016, when Joe Biden was still Vice President. The gag was originally meant as a joke birthday card for Obama, who was celebrating his 55th birthday.
At the time — back when Obama was considered suitably progressive and the Democratic party was united in its effort to defeat then-Republican candidate Donald Trump — the Tweet drew rave reviews. Accounts with blue check marks nodded approvingly, responding with heart-eyes emoji and pleas for Obama and Biden to stay in office forever. A few even made their own friendship bracelets, so that they could pretend to share in the Obama/Biden bromance.
However, if Biden was banking on this to pull in some support, it looks like he accomplished the opposite.
The tweet attracted tons of mockery.
Even Obama’s former campaign manager responded with, “This is a joke, right?”
This is a joke, right?
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 9, 2019
Former President Obama has yet to endorse anyone in the upcoming election and understandably so. There are over 20 people running for the Democratic nomination. How foolish would it look to begin with if that person that the former President endorses bows out of the race before the big event?
Because we know that not all 20+ individuals will still be around when it comes for the DNC to announce their choice.