Obama Insider Confirms Former President Ready to Back Whoever Wins 2020 Nomination—Even Bernie Sanders
If Sen. Bernie Sanders is the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, he can reportedly count on the backing of former President Barack Obama.
That’s according to a source close to the 44th president, speaking to The Hill, who said that Obama is ready to “go to bat” for whoever wins the nomination.
Obama himself said as much in mid-November at a Democracy Alliance event in Washington, D.C.
“Look, we have a field that is very accomplished, very serious and passionate and smart people who have a history of public service,” the former president said, “and whoever emerges from the primary process, I will work my tail off to make sure that they are the next president.”
Despite those comments, Obama’s future support of a Sanders-led ticket has been in doubt due to reporting that the former president considered speaking up to stop the Vermont senator if Sanders appeared able to win the nomination.
On Monday, The Hill‘s source made clear that Obama will step up for the eventual nominee in a piece largely framed around how Obama is warming to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as a candidate—indicated the former president will step up for the eventual nominee, even if it’s Sanders.
According to the latest Real Clear Politics poll average, Sanders sits solidly in second place nationally while former vice President Joe Biden remains the frontrunner and Warren comes in third.
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