In an interview Monday with Politico, the former vice president said having had that post under President Barack Obama is as much help as he needs.
When asked by Politico on Monday about a possible Obama endorsement for his 2020 campaign, Biden claimed it isn't necessary.
"No, because everyone knows I'm close with him", Biden said. "I think the American people and people of Iowa are looking for somebody who doesn't need a whole lot of on-the-job training". Biden and a POLITICO Magazine article recently reported how Obama had confided in another that his former vice president "really doesn't have it" when it comes to an intimate connection with voters.
"He stole it", Biden told reporters on his campaign bus in Iowa, according to Reuters.
It's one of Biden's favorite phrases, one his campaign hopes will play into voters' perception of Biden as authentic and honest - drawing contrasts with Trump, but also with his Democratic rivals, whose plans on issues like health care and college tuition Biden has criticized as unaffordable and politically impractical.
A national USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll from last month found that Obama has the most influence on two-thirds of Democratic voters today of all the party's past presidential nominees.
A spokesman for Buttigieg's campaign declined to comment but pointed to statements by Buttigieg about "Medicare for all who want it" that pre-date Biden's current presidential campaign.
"And by the way, you know I sit on the stand, and it'd get hot. It's the Biden plan", he said. The Iowa caucus on February 3 will be Democrats' first nominating contest. "Absolutely, I would be a plagiarizing, no good, old man who did bum bum bum".
FOX Business' Hillary Vaughn discusses Mayor Pete Buttigieg's recent surge in the polls. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in the early nominating contests. Look at the polling everywhere. OK.
"No, he doesn't have the enthusiasm and the moderate - moderate plan", he said. "By the way, that's a wonderful thing. Tell me. Tell me where this great enthusiasm is manifesting itself".
Greta Thunberg Arrives By Boat in Portugal from the US
She said she travelled by catamaran instead of plane to "send a message it is possible" to live a sustainable lifestyle. She will spend the day holding meetings with Portuguese climate activists and resting before her departure for Madrid.
Oil Could Fall To $40 If OPEC Fails To Deepen Cuts
However, we gave back a bit of those gains and now it looks as if we are going to be more likely to test this uptrend line again. The OPEC minsters believe relentless USA oil production growth will slow rapidly next year.
Jehad Serwan Mostafa now highest-ranking US terrorist
A 2010 suicide bombing at a bar in Uganda during a World Cup soccer match killed a USA citizen working for a San Diego nonprofit. One of the group's deadliest attacks targeted the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya that killed 60 people in 2013.