Former Obama Advisor: Joe Biden vs. Hillary Clinton Race Would Be ‘Family Feud’

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks as Vice President Joseph Biden (L) listens during a East Room Reception July 20, 2015 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama held a reception to mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Photo by
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Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior advisor to President Obama, described a potential presidential run by Vice President Joe Biden as a “family feud,” if he challenged Hillary Clinton for the nomination.

“It’s very tough,” Pfeiffer admitted during an interview on CNN, calling Biden “one of the best guys you’ll ever be around” but added that other Obama staffers were “incredibly fond” of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“This would be a family feud, a lot of people knew everyone on both sides, you know both of the candidates,” Pfeiffer admitted when asked about how Obama loyalties would split.

Pfeiffer pointed out that former staffers from President Bill Clinton’s White House and Hillary Clinton’s campaign came to work for Obama and that many staffers from Obama’s White House went to work for Hillary’s current presidential campaign.

He pointed out that Biden was the “most clear continuation of the Obama legacy” who also had his own record and was “energetic and young at heart.”

“He runs full force at everything he does, he’s full of energy,” he added, praising Biden.

On Twitter this morning, Pfeiffer continued his praise of Biden.

“Lots of reasons to run or not run, but legacy shouldn’t be one,” he said. “Vice President Joe Biden’s place in the history books as greatest Vice President ever is secure no matter what.”

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