"Obama is said to have viewed himself and Clinton as the ones that do 'the reading'.
'In Situation Room meetings, she had the thickest binder and had read it three times,' one Clinton aide told Politico.
While in office, young Obama aides are reported to have dismissed Biden, even 'eye-rolling' when the VP would begin speaking, while former members of the administrations have also treated Biden dismissively in their memoirs.
'In the Situation Room, Biden could be something of an unguided missile,' Ben Rhodes, Obama's former deputy national security adviser, wrote.
Former FBI Director James Comey also said that 'Obama would have a series of exchanges heading a conversation very clearly and crisply in Direction A. Then, at some point, Biden would jump in with, 'Can I ask something, Mr. President?'
'Obama would politely agree, but something in his expression suggested he knew full well that for the next five or 10 minutes we would all be heading in Direction Z,' Comey added.
'After listening and patiently waiting, President Obama would then bring the conversation back on course.'
Biden himself revealed that Obama 'had been subtly weighing in against' a 2016 presidential run in his 2017 book 'Promise Me, Dad'." daily Mail
Yes, not the brightest bulb in the pack, never was. Delaware is a tiny place in which factional politics aimed at the dumbest in the herd on the basis of patronage and fear is easily practiced.
Hopefully he and Harris will prove to be a completely incompatible couple. pl