Vice President Joe Biden is back.
President Barack Obama tweeted out a personal endorsement for his gaffe-plagued, smear-spewing, “unchained” attack-dog of a veep at the 9:14 p.m. on Aug. 23.
The tweet will likely end swirling rumors that Biden would be — metaphorically — thrown under Obama’s 2012 campaign bus and replaced bzy someone else, such as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Today marks four years since I chose @JoeBiden to be my running mate. Here’s to an outstanding Vice President and a great friend. –bo,” the tweet read.
The ‘bo’ is added to tweets said to come from the president’s own hand.
The tweet was not accompanied by any links or additional tweets that explained why Obama deemed him a outstanding VP or a great friend.
Obama’s late endorsement of Biden comes 11 days before the opening of the Democrats’ convention in Charlotte, N.C., and amid multiple polls showing Gov. Mitt Romney pulling closer to Obama in critical swing-states.