Barack Obama and Joe Biden's Bromance Didn't Start Off Well, New Book RevealsA new book speculates that former President Obama opposed a run by former Vice President Joe Biden because he was "just another white guy" who wouldn't continue his bold legacy of "change. Joe Biden, after all, despite his many virtues, was just another white guy, one in a long line of American presidents — hardly the symbol of the tectonic change that Obama hoped would mark his place in the history books. Levingston is a veteran author, and nonfiction editor with "The Washington Post. The book bills itself as "the first book to tell the full story of this historic relationship and its substantial impact on the Obama presidency and its legacy. Biden previously wanted to run in but eventually announced from the White House Rose Garden that he wouldn't. He wanted to run; he wanted more than anything in the world to be president," Levingston wrote. The Times reported that Obama "took pains to cast his doubts about the campaign in personal terms.
Hope Never Dies
By the final days of the Obama Administration, there was, among those inclined to recognize it, much warm feeling attached to the odd-couple bromance between the President and the Vice-President, Joe Biden. Biden wept openly, and by that point, with Obama and Biden shortly giving way to Trump and Pence, there was a note of sadness to the partnership, the twinge of a twist ending and a legacy thrust into uncertainty. Biden, Jr. Dun dun dun! The pair take on a biker gang, lock horns with a no-nonsense local detective, and, in a very funny sequence, don slacker disguises to blend in with a crowd, with Biden wearing long shorts and a hoodie and Obama wearing a Tapout T-shirt. The Biden character is an amalgam of detective-novel tropes and the beer-swilling, Trans Am-washing Biden character created by the Onion. His best moment comes when he gets to threaten the bikers with a shotgun.
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Those who choose to live in clinical denial, ahoy! Yes, there is such a thing. Parodist Andrew Shaffer has just added a new entry to his enjoyably ludicrous Obama-Biden series, which launched last year with Hope Never Dies and features the duo solving mysteries together. The second entry, published in July, is called, you guessed it, Hope Rides Again. I respect you if you refuse to look back and entertain fantasies that Obama and Biden might return to deliver the Republic from evil. Now, to Uncle Joe.