To help Democrats in the 2018 races, Barack Obama will return to politics and, more importantly, fund-raising.
The fact that Barack Obama will return to politics is not making some Democrats happy. As The Hill reports, it’s like a football team going back to a retired quarterback.
While Barack Obama did win two presidential elections, he also was arguably the reason why many were dissatisfied and turned to the Republicans. It is questionable how much help he can be.
Lifezette reports, “Desperate Democrats to Draft Obama Out of Retirement.”
Former President Barack Obama is currently engaged in a “delicate dance” with a Democratic Party that thinks it needs his help but that is also trying to rebrand itself, The Hill reported on Friday.
According to the report, while Democrats want Obama’s help with rebuilding the party, they apparently do not want him anywhere near the public eye. Reportedly Obama and Democratic aides with spend the next weeks devising his Democratic duties.
“This is a desperate attempt by the Democrats to bring back the only popular progressive in the country,” Eddie Zipperer, an assistant professor of political science at Georgia Military College, told LifeZette. “Obama won two presidential elections while, simultaneously and somewhat paradoxically, his ideology was turning most of the country red.”
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