Barack Obama has been secretly meeting with potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

By |2018-06-13T13:49:04+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, Politics|Tags: , , , , |12 Comments

Good for him.

Courtesy of Politico:

Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office.

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.

Obama so far has avoided direct conflict with President Donald Trump — save for a few public statements criticizing his moves attempting to dismantle the Iran nuclear deal, Obamacare and the protection program for Dreamers, though without naming Trump.

But Obama is concerned about how his own party is responding, and how it can be best positioned to win in the midterms and in the next presidential cycle to beat back the president and his politics.

This is good news, since Obama knows how to win elections, and may, in fact, be one of the more savvy politicians alive today. 

One thing is for sure neither one of the Clintons can do much to help since Hillary has been vilified into political toxicity, and Bill is a living example of everything the #MeToo movement despises. 

The clear choice for support and eventual endorsement is of course perhaps our greatest president ever. 

Though I have no idea why he bothered to talk to Bernie Sanders, because with the new DNC rules that guy is locked out of the nominating process. 

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  1. Anonymous June 13, 2018 at 4:31 am

    Why is he meeting with Bernie, I thought you had to be a democrat to run !!!!

    • anonymous June 13, 2018 at 7:21 am


  2. Anonymous June 13, 2018 at 4:42 am

    If President Obama met with Bernie Sanders, it was to be a nice guy. Bernie Sanders has never been a Democrat. The Democrats in Congress frequently had to beg him to vote with them on important issues. Bernie Sanders is a Political Party of One. It’s also inaccurate to describe these meetings as “secret” because, since he is no longer in office, President Obama does not have to tell anyone who he is meeting with. He’s meeting with these people, and others, “privately.” There’s a big difference. The use of the word “secret” in this context implies something nefarious and that feeds into the GOP propaganda obsession.

    • Anonymous June 13, 2018 at 9:32 am

      I agree.
      That’s the first thing I noticed.

      • Anonymous June 13, 2018 at 3:25 pm

        “secretly” is hype. If you ever visit Yahoo News, they do this all the time.

  3. anonymous June 13, 2018 at 7:35 am

    “We save a fortune by not doing WAR games, as long as we are negotiating in good faith – which both sides are!
    3:10 AM – Jun 13, 2018”
    “So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea. 500 days ago they would have “begged” for this deal-looked like WAR would break out. Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!
    5:30 AM – Jun 13, 2018”

    “he falsely stated that North Korea is “no longer a Nuclear Threat.”

    “Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future! 1:56 AM – Jun 13, 2018

    “The fact that Trump is using Twitter to try to convince people otherwise is alarming enough, but for him to say we can trust the dictator and our true enemy is the free press is something that should send shudders through every patriotic American.”

    • Anonymous June 13, 2018 at 7:53 am

      “”He trusts me and I trust him,” Pres. Trump tells @ABC News’ @GStephanopoulos after historic meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
      3:52 PM – Jun 12, 2018″
      “North Korea maintains its nuclear capabilities and the agreement he signed with Kim doesn’t detail any sort of verifiable denuclearization process.”
      “all Trump could say is “we’re going to be following things, we’re going to be monitoring things.””

      • Beaglemom June 13, 2018 at 8:12 am

        That’s a lot like George W. Bush looking into Putin’s eyes and seeing his soul.

  4. anonymous June 13, 2018 at 7:48 am


    “The most important audience for our message right now is our legislators, and second most important is the public, because sometimes it requires public pressure on the legislators.”
    “Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than 36,000 people died as a result of gun-related deaths in 2015. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, the bulk of those deaths — 62 percent — are suicides, making gun violence one of the United States’ leading causes of death, behind diabetes and the flu.”

    • Anonymous June 13, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      “behind diabetes and the flu.”

      Perhaps they should be discussing banning McDonalds and other fast food joints first.

  5. anonymous June 13, 2018 at 8:24 am

    “His position—and I am not exaggerating this—is that anyone who wants to take them down is “like ISIS.” In other words, he’s a carpetbagger, but for racism.”
    ” Stewart then ran for Senate, and this time he won the primary and will face incumbent Tim Kaine in November.
    At Stewart’s Tuesday-night victory party, his supporters began a chant of “lock her up!”—her being the uppity she-demon Hillary Clinton—to which he responded by suggesting that Kaine should also go to prison:”
    ““That might just happen, by the way. And TIMMY tOO. Oh, we’re going to have a lot of fun between now and November, folks,” said Stewart.
    (“Fun” indeed! To be clear, Tim Kaine has not been implicated, as far as I am aware, in even the most ludicrous right-wing claims about Clinton’s criminality.)”

  6. anon k June 13, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Prez Obama is even-keeled and forward-thinking. we are uncommonly blessed to have his wisdom at our disposal. seriously.

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