Though Biden is leading in Georgia by 14,149 votes, Democrats would rather he stay in his proverbial basement by tending to his transition and portraying himself as an above-the-fray government-fixer. Instead, they say, send any Obama to help motivate the base in the two Jan. 5 Senate runoffs.

The Democrats’ posture is a far cry from Georgia Republicans’ view of help from Washington. They’re desperate for assistance from President Donald Trump and his rallies, which even Democrats acknowledge are turnout-drivers, unlike Biden’s events…

“More important to us is whether Barack or Michelle comes. We don’t necessarily need Joe to come; he needs to get that White House in order,” said Cliff Albright, co-founder of Atlanta-based Black Voters Matter, one of the independent groups that helped drive high African American turnout in the state.