Democrats Report Barack Obama Is Missing…

Barack Obama

( – With just four weeks to go before the 2022 congressional midterm elections decide which political party will control the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate, Democrats report that Barack Obama is missing from the campaign trail where many liberals hoped he would be stumping for their candidates in key races across the country.

As the conservative National Review sets the stage in an opinion piece written by Jim Geraghty headlined “The Other Democratic President Missing from the Campaign Trail”:

“I have noted that so far, President Biden hasn’t really appeared with Democratic candidates at rallies and joint events this autumn…CNN notes that former president Barack Obama will not be appearing on the trail as much as some Democrats would like, either:

[Quoting CNN] “Requests for Barack Obama are pouring in from Democrats around the country – candidates are desperate for his help in what they feel is an existential midterms battle, one in which each race could help determine control of Congress and governments in the states.

“To these candidates, American democracy itself is on the line. And while Obama agrees with them on the stakes, many of those invitations are about to get turned down.

“More than a dozen advisers and others who have spoken with Obama say the former president’s approach in the fall campaign will remain limited and careful. That cautious approach comes as Obama tells people his presence fires up GOP opposition just as much as it lights up supporters, that he has more of an impact if he does less and that he can’t cloud out [sic; I think they mean “crowd out”] the up-and-coming generation of Democrats.” [emphasis added]

So, in the opinion of Obama, he does more harm than good to Democrat candidates across the country. Therefore he will be mostly absent from the campaign trail for the foreseeable future.

What is your opinion? Do you think Barack Obama’s “presence fires up GOP opposition just as much as it lights up supporters,” as he reportedly tells people who would like to see him campaigning for Democrats? Please share your thoughts and views about Barack Obama by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.