Perhaps in this brave new era where nobody is a traitor anymore, it’s not such a big deal how badly President Obama is screwing over his vice president.
But it is fairly extraordinary considering how much Obama owes his presidency to Joe Biden.
Obama picked Biden for his unmatched foreign policy expertise to offset his own haunting lack of foreign policy experience. Biden was the seasoned steady hand on the wheel during the campaign. Probably no one ever in the history of the universe has had more experience campaigning for president than Joe Biden.
Without the avuncular, “aw shucks,” back-slapping, truth-speaking pol on the ticket, who knows if Obama could have won Ohio, Florida, Indiana, Virginia, or North Carolina?
So what does Obama do now that he has wrung every last drop of personal use out of old Joe Biden? He dumps him and endorses his most tenacious mortal enemy from the campaign, Hillary Clinton.