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, had¬†a short answer.

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

After Obama’s lackluster debate performance¬†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.