Washington, D.C. — In a surprise announcement this morning, Barak Obama has endorsed former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg for Democrat candidate for President. The surprise announcement follows a rather public meeting in New York over the weekend between the political powerhouses.
Political observers have been expecting Obama to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden. Still, insiders close to him suggest that he’s become concerned with Biden’s viability following poor showing in the initial caucuses and primaries. Others indicated that Obama trusts Bloomberg more, having turned to him several times for advice during his presidency.
“Biden likes to talk about how Obama let him make all of the decisions, but when you look behind the curtain, Mike Bloomberg was there showing Obama how to govern,” said Gary “Hefty” Carrol a pool reporter for the Bloomberg 2020 campaign. “And Biden seems to be a goner with his temperament and inability to connect his compassion with his public policy achievements. Bloomberg does both more effectively.”
In recent weeks, Biden, the once frontrunner, has seen his polling numbers tumble following several unfortunate events. The Trump impeachment, which focused the nation’s attention on his son Hunter Biden’s involvement with a Ukrainian energy firm, a few debates stumbles, and several viral videos showing the former Vice President chewing out potential voters have contributed his woes.
Not to be outdone, Hillary Clinton chimed in as if she was running for President.
“It makes sense to me. I mean, Joe’s a nice guy, but he doesn’t seem to know what he was doing,” said Ms. Clinton, speaking to a bunch of kindergarteners in upper New York State, “He doesn’t seem to know how to connect with people like I did. I was thinking about endorsing Mike [Bloomberg] too. But there’s still a chance I have to jump in the race.”
A spokesperson for Obama claims the former President has not endorsed anyone, despite earlier in the comments having said the opposite.