Former President Barack Obama has been out of the public eye for the most part since Donald Trump’s inauguration. He’s been on a long vacation (roughly eight and a half years), but now he seems ready to get back into the fray. His goal? Help rebuild the Democratic Party.
Yep. You read that right.
One aide describes the beginning of a “delicate dance” that aims to put Obama in the Democratic fray but prevents him from remaining the face of the party.
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 is likely to take on fundraising, for example, something he has done for the Democratic National Committee and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee since leaving office.
In recent months, Obama has played a larger behind the scenes role than was publicly known.
The Republican Party’s chances in 2018 have never looked so good.
We’re talking about the guy whose entire run in office led to the utter and absolute destruction of most of the Democratic Party. There are a few surviving Democrats, but not many. Historic gains for Republicans from the local to the national level also meant historic losses for the Democrats, who suffered embarassing defeats in 2010, 2014, and most definitely 2016.
I, for one, am glad that the Democrats will once again be led, even behind the scenes, by Obama and his team. These are the guys that led to the collapse of the Democratic Party, and I want them to have a hand in everything from here on out.
After all, there are still a few more Democrats we need to knock off in the 2018 election cycle.