It was reported on Thursday that former President Barack Obama is having somewhat clandestine meetings with sitting House Democrats. The question is why.
The reports came from Politico’s politics bureau chief, noting that the meetings were “informal, but lengthy,” adding that they included “cheese and crackers in Obama’s Washington office.”
Naturally, the announcement has raised more than a few eyebrows. I mean, why would a former Democratic president, who can’t run for office, meet with House Democrats under a sitting Democratic president?
As the piece noted, the first assumption, at least by those on the right side of the aisle, is that Obama is making some sort of power move, either trying to oust his former second in command or perhaps he’s the one whose been behind the Biden White House all along.
However, as Martin explains, the rumor is that the Democrats are very much trying to lose their elitist, not-in-touch-with-the-people image. The implication there, of course, is that Obama might be giving a bit of advice on just how to do that.
There is also the fact that Biden’s poll numbers are as worse as they’ve ever been. According to the latest polls, only 42.3 percent of Americans approve of the job Biden is doing as our commander-in-chief. That’s noticeably lower than any other sitting president during the same point in their presidencies. Yes, it’s even lower than Donald Trump’s (44.6 percent), the supposedly worst US president ever.
And that could mean that the Democratic Party, who isn’t yet willing to give up on Biden completely, could be looking to their former leader regarding their next moves.
After all, it’s not like there are actually “Biden voters” out there. Instead, they are just blue voters. You know, the same voters who put men like John Fetterman in the Senate.
It doesn’t matter who the individual is, just as long as they stand for blue.
But even with a strong Democratic base, the party knows it’s in trouble. Hence, the meetings with Obama…