Does he want Biden to lose?

Via Politico:

President Obama, asked by ABC’s Diane Sawyer if he had a message for Vice President Joe Biden ahead of Thursday’s debate, hadĀ a short answer.

“I think Joe just needs to be Joe,” he said.

After Obama’s lackluster debate performanceĀ last week, the pressure is on the vice president to reset the race. He will face off against GOP nominee Paul Ryan at Centre College in Danville, Ky., at 9 p.m. Eastern.