Despite President Trump being the man in the Oval Office, it doesn’t appear we’ve yet managed to rid ourselves of the influence of former President Barack Obama, who has determined that since he can’t have a third term in office, the best way he can push his own agenda is through helping someone of his choosing land in the White House come 2020.
A new report is saying that Obama has secretly been meeting with potential Democratic candidates for the next presidential election.
Just when you think you’ve heard the last of this guy, right?
Obama has so far met with at least nine possible candidates at his office in the World Wildlife Fund building in Washington, D.C., Politico reports.
All the meetings were arranged quietly, without even some close advisers to the people involved being told of the conversations, in part because of how much Obama bristles at his private meetings becoming public knowledge. All have been confirmed to POLITICO by multiple people who have been briefed on the secretive sit-downs.
The meetings have been at Obama’s personal office on the third floor of the World Wildlife Fund building in D.C.’s West End neighborhood, and they show how a stream of ambitious, searching politicians are looking for guidance and support from the man who has remained the reluctant leader of the Democratic Party, eager to be involved, though not directly. He’s not making any promises of support, though, and is not expected to endorse in the 2020 race until after a nominee has emerged.
Among those Obama has met with in Washington, D.C. are Sens. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D.), and his former vice president, Joe Biden.
Other Democrats who have had recent meetings with Obama outside his office include Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; former Missouri Secretary of State and failed Senate candidate Jason Kander; former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg; and former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
This is a bit frightening because if there’s one thing Obama’s good at, it’s campaigning, thus, whoever he decides to back will have a tremendous advantage, especially going against Trump who seems to be despised by Democrats all across the country.
What this means is that the GOP needs to get off its backside and help Trump get his agenda accomplished so as to earn the favor of voters on both sides of the aisle and help provide extra support for the president come election time.
Source: Free Beacon
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