Funny how that Michelle Obama 'endorsement' for Joe Biden requires 'talks'

If Joe Biden were a good candidate, doesn't it seem as though it would be a breeze for any Democrat to endorse him?

He's not a normal candidate, at least when it comes to the Obamas.

Michelle Obama is in "talks" with the Biden team on all the conditions necessary to obtain her endorsement.

According to Fox News:

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s team is speaking with former first lady Michelle Obama about winning her endorsement and having her play a role in his campaign, according to a report.

Former President Obama endorsed Biden last week soon after Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race and Biden emerged as the apparent Democratic nominee.

"We know what pretty much everyone in America does: Michelle Obama is probably the most beloved member of the Democratic Party and her support is a big deal," a Biden aide told The Hill. "Any future announcement would reflect the incredible impact her voice has."

Hear that? Talks.

'Talks' as in Paris peace talks, something people who don't like each other do to enact a ceasefire.

It's probably not that strong a loathing between the Obamas and the Bidens, but it sure has such a flavor.

What happens if Biden doesn't agree to the Mooch's terms, for one? That coveted Michelle Obama endorsement might not be so forthcoming.

But more to the point, what we are seeing here is political horsetrading, and with Michelle Obama having a high popularity rate among Democrats at least, using that as leverage against Joe.

What might Joe be promising Michelle in exchange for her coveted endorsement? He's got to be promising something, and we all know she has extravagant tastes. Wonder what he's offering her, and what she's willing to accept. This being Joe, one thing we can look to is his taste in lucrative overseas board seats, maybe for Obama, maybe for the Obama White House cronies, maybe for the Obama kids, same as he did to get his own boy, Hunter, all set for life. One wonders if it might be some kind of sinecure for worthless Ben Rhodes, or big dollar board seats for Valerie Jarrett's relatives.

Could be anything.

One thing is certain, though: If Joe Biden were a good candidate himself, there'd be no need for negotiations, the Obama team would gladly jump onboard in the name of being there with the strong horse.

Obviously, the addled and doddering Biden is not that, so he's looking to endorsements to boost him. That Michelle doesn't want to give it right off the back speaks mountains about her opinion of him.

Couple Joe's begging with the bad record Obama endorsemnts have and it looks like Joe is desperate.

Maybe he'd like to answer such questions when the Trump-Biden debates come around, presumably later this year. 

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