A Translation of Obama’s Endorsement

These aren’t normal times.

Former President Barack Obama leads with those four words as he delves into his endorsement of Joe Biden. Obama’s ever charismatic and hopeful demeanor is laced with pain. Not surprisingly, his words are crisp and logical, but there is something refreshing about seeing a public official speak with simultaneous conviction and grace.

There is no need to sugar coat this. We were waiting for the moment when Obama would endorse Biden, yet we knew it wouldn’t come until Obama had no other choice. There are a multitude of…