A Politico article from a year ago sought to explain Barack Obama's reluctance to
wholeheartedly support Joe Biden's campaign. Obama was sending out message after message for his fellow Democrats to be wary of Biden. "Searing, anonymously sourced quotes kept appearing through the race," Politico reported. "One Democrat who spoke to Obama recalled the former president warning, 'Don't underestimate Joe's ability to f--k things up.'"