11 Oct Midterm elections will not give Democrats as much Obama as they want. His plans, however, are different
Democrat candidates in every state are begging Barack Obama for help in what they perceive as an existential midterm battle in which each race could determine control of Congress and state governments. American democracy itself is at stake for these candidates. Despite Obama’s agreement with them on the stakes, many of those invitations are about to be declined. His campaign appearances will be bundled with those for Senate candidates and governors, arguing that preserving democracy requires Democrats to win those races.
Beyond the midterm season, Obama sees this latest phase of his post-presidency life as serving a larger purpose. The former President plans to host a Democracy Forum two weeks after the midterms, regardless of how the midterms go. It’s the first event that he hopes will become an annual event, reflecting a refocusing of the Obama Foundation on democracy worldwide and in America.
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Midterm elections will not give Democrats as much Obama as they want. His plans, however, are different.