Obama does not want to be part of the DNC mess.He is smart enough to know Trumpism is taking a hold in America.He is doing his best to hold onto what ever legacey that he has left.The Clintons burnt down the DNC.He is staying away from the embers of it.
Dems say Obama return from sidelines overdue; ‘There’s f*cking no one else’
Democrats have turned to the party patriarch as fatigue with the Clintons has set in, a factor exacerbated in recent days by former President Clinton’s tone-deaf comments on Monica Lewinsky and the “Me Too” movement.
The desire among Democrats for Obama to take a more leading role in the midterm fight and party building in general is just getting stronger, particularly with the lack of alternatives.
“There’s f—ing no one else,” one frustrated Democratic strategist said. “Bill Clinton is toxic, [former President] Carter is too old, and there’s no one else around for miles.”
Some say Obama should get off the sidelines — and should have done so earlier.
“He’s been way too quiet,” said one longtime Obama bundler who rarely criticizes the former president. “There are a lot of people who think he’s played too little a role or almost no role in endorsing or fundraising and he’s done jack shit in getting people to donate to the party.”
The vacuum at the top of the party has been created by the fall of the Clintons; Obama’s disappearance, for the most part, from the public stage; and the fact that other Democrats with national voices are getting ready for 2020.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was among five possible contenders for the Democratic crown attending the “We the People” conference in Washington on Wednesday. He received the loudest applause and heard chants of “Bernie.”
But he can’t play the elder role for the party, both because he may run for president and because he’s not a Democrat.
The bundler said the lack of endorsements by Obama amid a primary season in which progressive and more centrist candidates have gone head-to-head has been particularly frustrating to some Democrats.