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Obama emerges as central figure in 2020 presidential race

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By JULIE PACE

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How fitting yet not really unexpected. Biden may not be the best man for the job but he is no dummy. And having Obama backing him is a good reminder of what a Presidency used to be. And LBNL, Obama acts like a President and a gentleman.

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How necessary yet not really unexpected. Is BHO strong enough to carry “Tiny Tim” Biden on his shoulders? Will Jill Biden deliver the line “God bless us everyone” for Joe?

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As Biden looks to Obama for personal validation, he’s also running to restore some of the former president’s legacy, which has been systematically dismantled by Trump.

Interesting!

Just a few months ago, Obama was distancing himself from Biden. Always interesting watching the Dem teams tactics.

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A recent Monmouth University poll found 57% of Americans say they have a favorable opinion of Obama. That includes 92% of Democrats and 19% of Republicans.

OK. So about 1 in 5 Republican voters are reasonable people. Higher than I thought.

Despite there being no evidence of wrongdoing by Obama, Biden or other administration officials, Trump is eagerly pushing the notion of an unspecified crime against the former president, branding it “Obamagate.”

One thing about Trump, he's an equal opportunity accuser when it comes to baselessly slandering people. Just ask Joe Scarborough.

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Hmm. Will Obama take responsibility for making China great again? He fed the Chinese technology, US consumers, universities from where students could learn, send back home US paid technology so they could then use against the US and other allies in a commerce war, which hopefully Will not end in a military war.

No thank you. Let’s not make America Obama again.

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Biden needs to bring him out to hold Jabba to account for the way he has disgraced the office of the president and endangered the residents of the planet for the past 3 years.

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Who is Jabba?

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Biden may not be the best man for the job

Being a possible sexual predator, and all that.

Obama should distance himself from the man.

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Just a few months ago, Obama was distancing himself from Biden.

He was staying out of the fray while the leader was chosen.

Hardly as you described it.

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OK. So about 1 in 5 Republican voters are reasonable people. Higher than I thought.

Of course, it's the high profile, vocal sort who dispense with logic in favor of the hyper-partisanship we've seen ove the last few years.

There were plenty of reasonable voters who were disillusioned with the system, and they believed that the Republican candidate might actually do some good by reforming it.

They were to be bitterly disappointed.

Just like those who believe that Biden will be good for their country.

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Another worry (and one for us all, as we age) is mental faculties.

Both Biden and Trump can barely string a coherent sentence together. Which could possibly be useful for them if they ever have to face a sentence, (in future) but no good for the citizens of America. And indeed, the rest of the world.

It's disappointing that Obama has chosen to "endorse" Biden. But the Democratic old guard was never going to allow fresh ideas that Sanders championed. Not entirely disimilar from the Republicans, the creeping entropy that is the old guard, will cling onto it's (centre) right path. And as ever, the people will suffer from such lack of vision.

The future can still be changed, though.

The vision doesn't have to come from the tried and tested, the elite, the far right usual suspects.

It can come from the people.

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If Millennials, Gen X and Y have not learned from the last failed without realizing how he destryed the middle class then let Clueless Joe and 0bama back in.

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If Millennials, Gen X and Y have not learned from the last failed without realizing how he destryed the middle class then let Clueless Joe and 0bama back in.

Regardless of what you think of Obama, it's pretty easy to look back four years and see how the country was waaaaaaaay better than it is now.

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How we all look back fondly at the days when competence and honor were expected in our government. Trump seems to be trying to destroy America.

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*Obama acts like a President and a gentleman*

I agree. He is a wonderful actor.

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To date, Biden hasn't been investigated, tried and found guilty of anything.

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To date, Biden hasn't been investigated, tried and found guilty of anything

We won’t know until Durham is finished with his investigation, right now it’s too early to tell.

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