Former President Obama endorsed former failed presidential candidate John Hickenlooper in his race against U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner Monday in the least sincere way possible.
Obama tweeted out the list of 118 Democrat candidates he is supporting around the country in what was billed as his “first slate of 2020 candidate endorsements.”
I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified Democrats. If you’re in one of their districts or states, make sure you vote for them this fall. And if you can, vote early—by mail or in person. https://t.co/PSm3Rf3wkF pic.twitter.com/7RXrJriBz8
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 3, 2020
Obama is obviously endorsing the Democrats on the simple qualification the candidates are Democrats, yet Hickenlooper tweeted out the news as if it was a personalized endorsement.
Sadly, the quote Hickenlooper’s campaign picked to highlight was just a generic statement from Obama supporting, you know, 118 Democrats.
I am honored to have @BarackObama’s endorsement. In the Senate, I look forward to building on the work we did together here in Colorado, from protecting and expanding health care, to tackling climate change, to making it easier to vote. pic.twitter.com/ONpvQG6uCr
— John Hickenlooper (@Hickenlooper) August 3, 2020
Although Hickenlooper likes to talk up his supposed relationship with the former president, Obama clearly doesn’t know anything at all about Hickenlooper.
It’s obvious the Democratic National Committee compiled the list for an Obama staffer to tweet.
Today’s endorsement, if you can even call it that, was just sad.