President Obama’s Press Secretary Josh Earnest strongly hinted that the president might endorse Joe Biden if he decides to run for president.
While taking care not to take sides in the looming Hillary/Biden/Sanders primary, he said that he “wouldn’t rule out the possibility of an endorsement in the Democratic primary.”
IT IS HIGHLY UNUSUAL FOR A SITTING PRESIDENT TO TAKE SIDES IN A PRIMARY, SO THIS IS A BIG DEAL.
Ernest then went on to shower praise on Biden, while offering only the most boiler plate and perfunctory words about Hillary.
He said Biden:
That Obama has said that naming him as VP was “the smartest decision he’d ever made in politics.
That naming Biden as VP was even better than appointing Hillary Secretary of State
That “you could make the case that there is probably no one in American politics today who has a better understanding of exactly what is required to mount a successful national presidential campaign.
Of Hillary, Earnest only noted Obama’s “appreciation, respect and admiration for the job” Hillary did as Secretary of State.
Faint praise indeed.