Former President Barack Obama is meeting with possible 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, including Joe Biden, Deval Patrick and Elizabeth Warren.

“Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office,” Politico reports.

“The meetings have been at Obama’s personal office on the third floor of the World Wildlife Fund building in D.C.’s West End neighborhood, and they show how a stream of ambitious, searching politicians are looking for guidance and support from the man who has remained the reluctant leader of the Democratic Party, eager to be involved, though not directly. He’s not making any promises of support, though, and is not expected to endorse in the 2020 race until after a nominee has emerged.”

It’s interesting that he has also met with Bernie Sanders, who is not a Democrat. A Democratic National Committee panel instituted a rule requiring the Democratic presidential nominee must be a Democrat. We don’t need a grifter messing up another election.