Joe Biden has insisted that he does not want Barack Obama's approval in his third run for the presidency.
But if history is a measure, Obama had no intention of going around this time for his former vice president.
The & # 39; bromance & # 39; between the former president and Joe Biden who blossomed when Obama took office in 2008, disappeared in the years following the White House, according to a book about the couple: Barack and Joe: The Making of an Exceptional Partnership.
While the two men developed a strong affection for each other, there were times when Biden drove Obama over the edge while the book reveals that a younger Obama once rolled his eyes to Biden's constant chatter and sent a message to his adviser: & # 39 Shoot. Me. Now. & # 39;
And it was a political embarrassment for Biden when Obama did not act and supported his former vice president in both the 2016 and the 2020 presidential races.
The & # 39; bromance & # 39; between Barack Obama and Joe Biden disappeared in the years following the White House, according to an upcoming book about the couple
It was a political embarrassment for Biden when Obama did not support him in the 2020 presidential race and stated that there was a need for & # 39; new blood & # 39; in Democratic Leadership (shown on this month's Democratic Debate)
They were once the arms brothers, but the president did not want to support Biden in the 2016 presidential race, a lifelong dream of Biden. Obama was more concerned about what a Republican victory would mean for his place in history and put his health program at risk.
The president had to expand his legacy and he didn't believe Joe could beat Hillary.
The details of their relationship are revealed in Barack and Joe: The Making of an Extraordinary Partnership on 8 October
& # 39; Joe, despite his many virtues, was just another white person, a long line of American presidents – hardly the symbol of the German change that Obama hoped would mark his place in the history books & # 39 ;, writes Steven Levingston and Michael Eric Dyson, authors of Barack and Joe, published by Hachette Books on October 8.
& # 39; Barack had placed his bet on Hillary, the one he believed would confirm his revolutionary mark on American political culture – the first black president to pass the baton to the first female president & # 39 ;.
Obama stated in January 2019 that there was a need for & # 39; new blood & # 39; in democratic leadership.
Refusing to support him in 2020 was another blow to Biden who believed there was deep love between the two men.
But & # 39; that's different from giving his brand to him & # 39 ;, the book says.
To cover his pain, Biden then insisted that he had asked Obama not to support any candidate during the primary season.
& # 39; The person who wins the nomination must win it on their own & # 39 ;, said Biden after Obama refused support. But he was offended again when Obama met other potential presidential candidates, including former Texas Congressman Beto R & rourke, before Biden even made his decision to run.
What had been an unprecedented closeness between a president and a vice-president had changed.
& # 39; Now it was two prominent politicians who considered their own future & # 39; – and no longer brothers in arms.
In the beginning & # 39; Biden had transformed from a gaffe-meister into a conscientious, knowledgeable partner of the president who emerged as the heart of Obama & # 39; s brain & # 39 ;, write the authors.
Biden always had an eye on the Oval Office and promised his son, Beau, when he died of brain cancer in 2015, that despite his poor record, he would try a third run for the presidency.
Obama had been thinking of presidency for two decades and experienced an epiphany at the age of 25 that politics was his calling. In 2008, Obama and Biden were rivals for the world's largest political trophy, & # 39; each driven by harsh political ambition and his belief in his own superior ability to sit in the Oval Office. It was not fertile ground for friendship & # 39 ;.
It seemed so unlikely when Obama first came to call to ask Biden to consider a position in his presidency and he just had to choose between vice president and state secretary – a surprise for Hillary Clinton who thought the latter position was offered to her alone .
She was not offered the position of vice president because Obama and his assistants believed she had too much baggage with Bill Clinton, & # 39; too large a presence and unpredictable & # 39 ;.
& # 39; If I chose her, my concern would be that there would be more than two of us in the relationship & # 39 ;, Obama told David Plouffe, his adviser.
Biden was always sensitive to blisters with an unmanageable tongue, but he was a 32-year-old veteran in the Senate Chamber and chair of the Foreign Relations Committee when Obama arrived in 2005 as a first-year senator.
Obama placed his bets on his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 Democratic Primary and therefore did not endorse his vice president
It has always been Joe Biden's dream to be president and launch his first presidency bid in 1988
Despite the lack of approval, the men continued to have a deep love for each other, but & # 39; that's different from giving his brand to him & # 39 ;, the book states
A year earlier, as a little known Senator from the state of Illinois on his way to a US Senate seat, Obama stepped into one of the biggest national spotlights when he spoke before Senator John at the Boston National Democratic Convention in July 2004 Kerry accepted the party's nomination for president.
At that time, Obama became a national symbol and the new face of the Democratic Party.
A year ahead, he was now the lowest member in the Senate Committee on External Relations – Joe & # 39; s turf – and the average age of his & # 39; s was 60, while he was only 43.
Barack had placed his bet on Hillary, the one he believed would confirm his revolutionary stamp on American political culture – the first black president passed the baton to the first female president
Authors Steven Levingston and Michael Eric Dyson
Biden saw Obama's momentum and raised his hand as a traffic cop to advise the young senator.
& # 39; He is a good man, but tell him to go slowly when he reaches the senate & # 39 ;, advised Biden.
But Obama soon became impatient with Biden & # 39; s greatness and ability to continue … and beyond … and so on. He just listened to Biden & # 39; s nauseous gibberish, rolled his eyes and sent a note to his advisor Robert Gibbs: & # 39; Shoot. Me. Now & # 39 ;.
But the young cerebral African-American who was sweating about the precision of his words and an older, chummy white man who spoke his mind impulsively – & # 39; but that evolved into admiration, respect and a sense of true companionship.
They were both athletes and spoke with the help of sports metaphors. They loved their wives, their children, and they quickly moved into a real companionship – as soon as they were in the office together.
Obama was aloof, Biden gregarious.
Obama had seen him speak flatly in a world of political calculation and accepted him as authentic.
He was & # 39; a generic way of talking & # 39; but Obama learned to accept Joe as Joe and to look past & # 39; his mutilated way to express himself & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I understand what Joe meant. I know what's in his heart & # 39 ;, Obama often said.
But there were big stumbling blocks that could derail any friendship.
Biden led Obama to support same-sex marriage and forced the White House to support it before they were ready.
Biden spoke out to DC reporters after both became president in 2008 and stepped into deep water and said: “I can't remember hearing a word from Barack about a plan or tactic.
Ik I mean, you have the first type of mainstream African American who is clear and bright and clean and a nice guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man & # 39 ;.
Obama was not prepared to support Biden in the 2016 presidential race, a lifelong dream of Biden. He was pictured in 2015 and announced that he will not appear for President alongside President Obama and wife Jill
The men quickly entered a real camaraderie when they were in the office together and shared a strong love for their wives and their children
An explosive and racially insensitive remark that Obama addressed by reminding Biden that there had been previous African-American presidential candidates and they were all articulated – Jesse Jackson, Shirley Chisholm, Al Sharpton.
Biden had developed no affection for Obama after he had clearly lost the Iowa race and refused to help Obama in the remaining primaries quoting his friendship with the Clintons.
He chose to remain neutral for the remainder of the campaign and only discovered a new respect for the first-year senator when Obama was confronted with critics who were opposed to the inflammatory words of his former pastor and condemned America as a Ku Klux Klan nation and Accuse America as responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks with its history of racist terrorism.
Obama's advisers believed that this entire brouhaha was spurred by the Clinton campaign.
Obama condemned the words of Pastor Jeremiah Wright, but also stated that the country needed to address the issue of the race. To be speech marked a new sense of brotherhood that Biden found with Obama, although he is still smarted from his loss to him in Iowa.
Biden had his own passion for civil rights and worked as a lifeguard in a public swimming pool in the summer of 1962 when he suddenly realized that he was the only white person who knew those present and wanted to know everything about his world.
Biden heard that every day they received reminders that they did not belong in this country and he was now participating in racial protests and was filled with racial fervor.
I love this guy and he has a heart
President Barack Obama over Vice President Joe Biden
He later stated that he applied for the US Senate because of his passion for civil rights. He wanted to make a change.
& # 39; Some black people believed that Biden's racial & # 39; it & # 39; factor.
& # 39; Like Bill Clinton, he knew the secret handshake of blackness and was able to jubilate with blacks in a well-known and humorous way & # 39 ;, write the authors.
& # 39; In a sense, the perception was that the blackest man in the White House was the white man & # 39 ;.
Obama grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, abstracted from some elements of black life and culture. The images of the black man on top and the white subordinate have reversed the script.
This was the most important relationship between vice-president and president in the history of this country. They worked together harmoniously, respected each other and grew from each other.
The vice president's job was usually the most trivial function and required no more than perform ceremonial duties or be sent to faraway places to do much of nothing.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's first vice-president, John Nance Garner, described the task as & # 39; not a bucket of hot p * ss & # 39 ;.
Ike and Nixon have never had a warm relationship.
When asked if there was an idea from Nixon that he had adopted, Eisenhower replied: & # 39; If you give me a week, I might be able to think of one & # 39 ;.
Kennedy sent Johnson away on foreign missions, so often Johnson felt that his presence was only bothering Kennedy.
Before accepting the position, Biden imposed a list of requirements, including Obama & # 39; s most important counselor, inclusion in every major meeting and being able to provide honest advice in all legislative efforts.
Before accepting the position of vice-president, Biden laid down a list of requirements, including Obama & # 39; s most important counselor, inclusion in every major meeting and being able to provide honest advice in all legislative efforts
The relationship between Obama and Biden was the most important between vice-president and president in the history of this country by working together harmoniously, showing respect and growing to love each other
& # 39; He wanted to be the last man in the room to whisper into Obama's ear & # 39 ;, write the authors. Joe grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware, with a serious stutter and was called Bu-Bu-Biden.
He was also called Dash – describes how words came out.
& # 39; I spoke as a morse code & # 39 ;, Joe said. & # 39; Your gu-gu-gu-gu boys sh-sh-sh-sh-shut up & # 39 ;.
Schoolmates thought he was stupid.
He practiced citing Irish poets while looking in the mirror to overcome his misery.
He got hair plugs when his hair was still dark – now less obvious – to look younger.
Weighing Obama's self-image was his chubby to seventh grade, which made schoolmates laugh at him.
He started jogging to lower his weight, but as soon as he was the fat boy, he made him sensitive in his twenties.
Obama chose Biden because of his experienced senatorial experience, his skills in working with congresses and foreign policy expertise, as well as Joe's sensitivity and ability to overcome personal setbacks.
& # 39; I love this guy and he has a heart & # 39 ;, Obama said and granted him the extended role he asked as vice president, knowing that they should deal with him every day to make sure to ensure that it stays in the bead & # 39 ;.
He may not be in touch anymore in the # MeToo era – with his folksy charm and physical affection, but he was an effective vice president for eight years and there was an enormous amount of love between the two men.
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