Joe Biden admitted that he doesn’t have the intimate connection to voters that former President Barack Obama had on the campaign trail.
Obama, 58, claimed that his former running mate, Biden, 77, could struggle on the campaign trail because he lacks a connection with voters, according to a report from Politico. Obama criticized some of the 2020 Democratic candidates about their connection to voters, saying, “And you know who really doesn’t have it? Joe Biden.”
Biden responded to Obama’s comments, telling Politico, “He may have said that. And if it’s true, and he said it, there’s truth to it.”
The former vice president credited Obama’s statement and acknowledged that he had mostly dropped in and campaigned for other people in states such as Iowa rather than running campaigns for himself.
“I mostly campaigned for other people in the time I’ve been here,” said Biden. “And I’ve never been in a position seeking the nomination where I have had the money and the organization to be able to get open headquarters all over the state.” (Read more from “Biden Acknowledges Claims That Obama Says He ‘Doesn’t Really Have It’” HERE)