Dems: Obama To Lead Fight Against Trump from Behind the Scenes
Barack Obama is set to reemerge on the national scene this fall to lead efforts to elect Democrats and save them from the beating they have received at the ballot box to this point in the Trump era.
The Hill reported that the former president is likely to take on a larger role in fundraising, for example, something he has done for the Democratic National Committee and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee in a limited capacity since leaving office. If recent numbers are any indication, the Democrats could use the help, as they are being crushed in fundraising to date by their GOP candidates, who owe their successes primarily to Donald Trump.
As the Hill points out, Obama has already been active behind the scenes, but is set to do even more.
In recent months, Obama has played a larger behind the scenes role than was publicly known…Aides will huddle with Obama in the coming weeks to plot out what shape the former president’s fall schedule will take. Advisers close to him say that while he will play an active role in helping his party rebuild, much of his work will be behind the scenes.
He has met with DNC Chairman Tom Perez as well as lawmakers at his office to give his guidance on a number of issues. Many conservatives probably see it as a boon for Obama to hit the campaign trail on behalf of Democrats, as he presided over the greatest decimation of the Democrat Party ever seen in terms of political control, both on a federal level and state level.
Democratic strategists, like David Wade think it’s a great moment for President Obama to emerge because he still holds very high personal likability.
President Obama has amongst the highest Q-rating in the world — exceeding LaBron [James], [Lionel] Messi and George Clooney — and is most certainly the most popular active political figure in the U.S.
Unlike many of his recent predecessors, he left office without scandal and with high approval ratings. And with the incumbent president in the White House bogged down by investigation and deep unpopularity, the contrast is helpful.
With Democratic strategist Chris Lehane adding:
[He] s incredibly popular with base Democratic voters who are critical cohorts in the midterms from a turnout perspective.
The hero worship that men like Lehane and Wade engage in with their comments shows how delusional they remain. Obama’s was one of the most scandal plagued administrations in history, from the Benghazi cover-up, to the Fast and Furious gun running, to illegal spying on of American citizens—just because the media chose not to breathlessly report on it doesn’t mean it didn’t exist.
Add to that the absolute rejection of Obama’s leftist policies, which the Democrat Party has firmly attached themselves to, and you can see that Obama’s increased involvement will no doubt help raise money—owing to his affability—only to translate into a continued drubbing at the ballot box.
Despite what Democrats and the media think about Obama, Americans were tired of all the losing that was taking place under him, and have instead embraced Donald Trump’s message of winning, which if early results are any indication, means that Obama will be leading a fruitless effort to kick Trump and his political allies out of office.
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