The Obama-Biden tag team is back.
"If there is one thing we have learned as a country from moments of great crisis is that the spirit of looking out for one another can't be restricted to our homes or our workplaces or our neighborhoods or our houses of worship,"
"Choosing Joe to be my vice president was one of the best decisions I ever made and he became a close friend and I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now," he said.
The announcement came a day after Sen.
The back-to-back endorsements underscored
"History will record
The former president remains immensely popular with
But his signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act, his deportation amnesty for "Dreamers" and push to curb greenhouse gases have lost some of their luster in the party where activists are clamoring for Medicare for All, abolishing
Other parts of
Perhaps seeking to mollify those concerns,
"To meet the moment the Democratic Party will have to be bold," he said. "I could not be prouder of the incredible progress that we made together during my presidency, but if I were running today I wouldn't run the same race or have the same platform that I did in 2008."
He also took aim at Mr. Trump and his
"Right now we need Americans of goodwill to unite in a great awakening against a politics that has too often been characterized by corruption, carelessness, self-dealing, disinformation, ignorance and just plain meanness," he said.