President Barack Obama is in the midst of a real political quandary.
If Vice President Joe Biden decides to announce for President, should Obama endorse him, endorse his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, or stay totally neutral in the Democratic Presidential race?
CNN reported yesterday that Obama had had a meeting with Biden andÂ had “given his blessing” to Biden to run.
If that is so, is that an endorsement, or only an encouragement?
Press Secretary Josh Earnest said yesterday that Obama regards Biden as the best decision he made in the 2008 campaign.
Is that an endorsement, or only an encouragement?
It would be unusual for the President, any President, to make a formal endorsement, put his prestige and office on the line,Â so early in a Presidential nomination battle.
So we will be watching to see what Obama says at his next news conference, or at any other activity or ceremony where he allows questions and agrees to answer.
One thing seems clear: the personal chemistry between Barack Obama and Joe Biden surpasses the personal chemistry between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton!
Obama will never deny the importance that Clinton had in his first term, but whether he is willing, formally, to break ties with her and endorse Biden this early, is the question on the lips of all political observers!