Former President Barack Obama will support Joe Biden by holding a drive-in car rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday. The Biden campaign announced Tuesday that Obama will travel to Philly on Oct. 21 to campaign on behalf of the former vice president and Senator Kamala Harris.
He is expected to make a personal appeal to voters during a drive-in rally at the sports complex in South Philly.
Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama’s former senior adviser explained that the former president is the best representative of Joe Biden’s ideas to inspire Philadelphia’s voters.
“He knows what motivates Joe, what inspires him, why he’s running for office, to bring our country together, to make sure we build back better than we were before. And I don’t think there’s anybody in a better position to view his point and to speak on behalf of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris than President Obama,” said Jarrett.
Jarrett spoke about the importance of winning the battleground state of Pennsylvania. This state shows a record of 9 million voter registrations and a steady flow of mail-in ballots.
Barack Obama has participated in several fundraisers on behalf of Biden’s campaign and gave a primetime speech during the Democratic National Convention at the Museum of the American Revolution.
Barack Obama’s support
The implications of these elections were highlighted by the former president in a video released by the Democratic National Committee. “So much is at stake in this election, from getting the pandemic under control to building a fairer economy to taking on climate change to protecting our health care.”
Asked about Barack Obama’s involvement as he was boarding his campaign plane en route to Florida last Tuesday, Biden told reporters that he believes his former boss is “doing enough” to support his campaign.