IT’S CONFIRMED, HE’S COMING BACK TO THE NATIONAL POLITICAL SCENE
Although Obama had virtually no opposition during his tenure, things are harder for president Trump. According to a new report, Barack Obama has decided to get back to the political scene and will definitely be watching Trump’s moves.
Obama will campaign for the Democrats this fall, and his anti-Trump is already under way.
Here’s a report by The Daily Caller: “In the next few weeks, Obama and his staff will strategize a way allowing him to be part of the political conversation, while not making him the loudest voice in the party.
Aides say his role is to be more behind the scenes than anything else, in terms of fundraising for example, as opposed to a front man.
The Hill notes Obama has already given advice to the party since its devastating 2016 presidential loss, and he met with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez last July.
However, Obama’s re-emergence to the national scene, described as a “delicate dance,” may not be completely welcomed and could backfire.”
In general, past presidents decide against staying in politics after their tenure ends, but this is not the case for Obama, who clearly feels that he has more to offer. He is younger as well, so he has many years ahead of him, and his reemerging might reenergize dormant conservatives and Republicans who hate Trump.
However, Julian Zelizer, a history professor from the Princeton University, says that he needs to thread carefully. “At a moment when President Trump’s approval is falling so fast—including with his base—there is a risk for Obama taking center stage and triggering the energy that many Republicans currently lack.”
Most political experts think that Obama will start reemerge on the scene again by campaigning for Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Democrat governor. A spokesperson for Northam’s camp recently said that Obama promised to campaign for their candidate back in 2008 and 2012, and he’ll surely stay a man of his word.