And suddenly, they’re all lining up behind Joe Biden.
With the nomination in the bag, the former Vice President and now candidate for the presidency has been receiving ringing endorsements from former challengers like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and even his former partner-in-chief, President Barack Obama.
It’s been said that endorsements aren’t worth the paper they are printed on if no one reads them, so why are these suddenly so significant?
- Has the DNC finally learned that a divided party can’t beat Donald Trump?
- Are these done to curry favor for future Cabinet spots and potentially a VP nod?
- And what took Barack Obama so long to get on side with his former Vice President?
There are a lot of questions to be asked – and if you are covering American politics – let our expert help.
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