In order to stay in the running, Biden desperately needs to show black voters that he’s got soul. He was relieved to score the important endorsement of a powerful Black lawmaker, but still hasn’t got his former boss, Barack Obama, to write him a reference. Bloomberg solved that problem with money. He paid his ad people to edit Obama into his commercials. Biden is frantic.
The “soul” Biden wants was already sold
Things are starting to get interesting for the Democrats in South Carolina, where they’re fighting like a pack of rats for the minority vote. “I’m here, heart and soul,” Joe Biden insists, “with everything I’ve got to earn the support of the people of South Carolina.” That means support from the African-American community. “Black voters make up about 60% of the Democratic electorate,” Reuters notes.
Biden was able to start breathing again after James Clyburn, described as “an influential black congressman” offered his resounding endorsement. “I know Joe. We know Joe. But most importantly, Joe knows us.” Joe’s got “soul.” Still, there’s one thing that’s been nagging at Joe Biden ever since he entered the race. Why hasn’t his former boss, Barack Obama told America what a great guy he is? Any “soul” that Obama might have had, was sold to the New World Order long ago. That didn’t stop Mike Bloomberg. He needs some soul for South Carolina too. So, he shelled out enough cash to rent Obama’s for a while. With enough money to the right ad agency, Obama’s been doing Bloomberg’s bidding on television screens from coast-to-coast.
According to CNN, Bloomberg already spent $38 million specifically to produce “two spots featuring Obama, which are airing again and again, across all channels, at all times of the day.” Biden has absolutely no chance of competing with that. “This unprecedented amount is about three times as much as Joe Biden has spent on his entire TV advertising campaign.” The spot seems to air about once every three minutes, with Obama’s digital presence eagerly telling liberal Americans, “He’s been a leader throughout the country for the past 12 years,” and looking over at Misogynist Mike. “Mr. Michael Bloomberg is here.” He seems to imply that all the women should line up and give him oral pleasure.
Biden takes another kick in the gut
Quid Pro Joe doesn’t like controversy. When reporters grilled him about his son’s connections to the Ukraine all he could say was it shows he can take a punch. Since then, everyone’s been slapping him around. Biden downplayed the Bloomberg ads. “Isn’t it amazing how everybody is Barack’s best friend now? Man, look at all these ads, right? It’s amazing.” They also show the powerful images of “the two men meeting in the Oval Office and on Marine One, surveying damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.”
Bloomberg thinks that Obama’s “Max Headroom” style appearances will help Black voters overlook the way he championed stop and frisk polices, or “redlining” loans to keep minorities from getting homes. Biden tries to capitalize on that too. “You can spend a lot of money when you have $62 billion, but you can’t do away with your record.” Bloomberg hated Obamacare. “just another program that’s going to cost a lot of money.”
The former New York Mayor and friend of Jeffrey Epstein didn’t like Obama either. Bloomberg wrote an endorsement for him in 2011 that infuriated the campaign. They would have been better off without it. “In 2008, Obama ran as a pragmatic problem-solver and consensus-builder. But as president, he devoted little time and effort to developing and sustaining a coalition of centrists, which doomed hope for any real progress on illegal guns, immigration, tax reform, job creation and deficit reduction.” If that’s not bad enough, “And rather than uniting the country around a message of shared sacrifice, he engaged in partisan attacks and has embraced a divisive populist agenda focused more on redistributing income than creating it.”
Now he needs Obama’s support enough to pay millions for it. Bernie Sanders is still in the lead. Surprisingly, Black folks like him too.