There are less than 20 days left until election day, and former President Barack Obama is finally stepping in to stump for his old buddy, Joe Biden, on the campaign trail.
Biden is still routinely calling a lid on campaigning early in the morning, retreating to his basement to allow running mate Kamala Harris and his supporters in the mainstream media to do the work for him. Now, the Biden campaign is really calling in the big guns.
A Biden campaign aide told CNN that “President Obama plans to hit the trail soon, in addition to all the other activities he’s undertaken all year in support of electing VP Biden – as he’s said, we all have to do everything we can to win on November 3.”
According to a report from CNN, Obama will step in to help Biden out in some key battleground states that are critical for the Democrat party to win on November 3.
Biden campaign officials told CNN that “Obama intends to focus his efforts on early voting states in the final two weeks of the race … The former President will not aggressively barnstorm swing states, but rather intends to visit a handful of critical battlegrounds where voting is underway.”
“His schedule has not been finalized, officials said, but states under consideration for his solo appearances include Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and more.”
It’s worth noting that Obama waited until well after Biden secure the presumptive nomination before officially endorsing his former vice president, and has only made one official appearance on behalf of his old friend since then — at the Democratic National Convention in August.
Though most mainstream polls show Biden holding a commanding lead over Trump, the Biden campaign is clearly worried that Biden himself cannot sway swing-state voters on his own, hence the last-ditch effort to leverage Obama’s star power to seal the deal.