With Democrats looking to secure their thought of capture of the US House and a possible US Senate possible majority seemingly slipping away there are some Democrats that would like to see a more visible Barack Obama on stage….
While ex-President’s tend to shun the political spotlight?
George W. Bush IS out there campaigning directly for some House races for his party…
But Obama has done fundraisers and endorsements mostly….
Some of us are NOT surprised with this Obama…
The guy never was a get your hands dirty politician and his wife is on the record as against smash mouth politics for present day Democrats….
We’ll see if things change…
But I, for one, doubt it….
“Everyone agrees that he is doing very little. There is just a debate as to whether that is savvy or not,” said one former top Obama official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to candidly discuss the ex-president. “I think the people who are closest to him are probably all pretty comfortable with him not being as actively engaged. The people in circles of influences outward wish he was being engaged more.”
To date, Obama’s engagement has been largely out of public view and consisted of the electoral equivalent of the low-hanging fruit. The 44th president has signed off on nearly 20 fundraising solicitations to go out under his name. He’s provided his endorsement to hundreds of candidates down-ballot. He has raised money for committees and given a speech about the fragile state of American democracy and youth participation in the midterms. But he’s held just three campaign events in 2018. His twitter feed, with more than 103 million followers, has mentioned the word “vote” three times in 2018….