Former President Barack Obama is making a comeback to electoral politics. His frontal attack could soon be seen In Ohio and California, both being prime Democratic targets.
His first election public event since leaving office would be in Orange County and on next Thursday he is expected to campaign in Cleveland for Richard Cordray, a Democratic nominee for Ohio governor who is being encouraged by Obama to seek governorship. Since 2010 the state has been under control of Republicans.
In 2018 the former president addressed several fund-raising events at loftier venues and issued list of endorsements too, but those were not campaign trail. His spokeswoman Katie Hill said Obama would campaign aggressively to build Democratic Party’s bench arguing to voters United States is too perilous for them to sit out.
The campaign swing comes days after the memorial service of late John McCain and on the occasion elder statesmen of both parties criticized President Donald Trump. Obama’s reclaiming explicitly partisan role could ignite tough reaction from him even though there had been no direct criticism until now.
However, angry reaction from the president would trouble voters in California and other states where he is deeply unpopular. Sources say Obama would mostly deliver message on health care and something that goes against Republican economic policies.
According to chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Representative Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, the returning of former president to electoral politics would be like an inspirational voice and unifying message on campaign trail in California, which is a top priority and most of the Republicans would be defeated.
Later, Obama would also campaign in Pennsylvania and Illinois, and address a fund-raising event too in NYC for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. His full schedule is gradually taking shape and it is learned he is figuring out how best to help the important Democrats, mostly the African-American nominees for governor like Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida. He probably may tread lightly in other parts but it is important to know that he remains a divisive figure against less popular Trump.