Obama spent a sizable portion of the video acknowledging the contributions of Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator was the leading progressive in the Democratic primary and ended his campaign last week before endorsing Biden on Monday.
The former president called Sanders an “American original” and backed his frequent call for “structural change.” But he also acknowledged that while Democrats “may not always agree on every detail,” they must unify to defeat Republicans.
“The Republicans occupying the White House and running the U.S. Senate are not interested in progress,” he said. “They’re interested in power.”
Biden now has the support of all of his former Democratic primary rivals except for Elizabeth Warren. The Massachusetts senator is expected to formally throw her support behind Biden soon, according to a person familiar with her plans.
Two other prominent Democrats who have yet to formally endorse Biden are former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, the…
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