On January 7, 2024, a report was released by Axios stating that former President Barack Obama is really concerned about Biden’s campaign.
As one named Biden ally put it, “When you’re advertising on TV, and you’re going backward, that’s serious.”
That made Obama very nervous.
Lots of high-level Democrats are warning that President Biden and his reelection team are too complacent — and unimaginative — about the threat of losing to Donald Trump, sources tell us.
The latest alarm was sounded Saturday in a leak to The Washington Post about a private meeting in which former President Obama pointed Biden to a different way to attack this campaign. We’re told it was a lunch just before the holidays. Obama pushed Biden to consider moving his political operation outside of — and beyond — his White House advisers, as the former president had done with his Chicago-based 2012 reelection team.
“Obama also recommended that Biden seek counsel from Obama’s own former campaign aides, which Biden officials say they have done,” The Post added.
Why is Obama nervous, below is a map of CNN’s 2024 projections that released in early January.
Map of 2024 based on CNN projections
Obviously take this with a grain of salt, but if this is indicative of reality and holds until November, this year will be interesting pic.twitter.com/IEsIGTaVrX
— Jesse Hughes ✝️🇺🇸 (@jhughes1776) January 6, 2024
Then all of a sudden after the reports about Obama look who’s interview is released on a podcast…Michelle Obama.
“I am terrified about what could possibly happen,” Obama said of this year’s presidential election in an interview on Jay Shetty’s “On Purpose” podcast, released on January 8.
“Because our leaders matter. Who we select, who speaks for us, who holds that bully pulpit — it affects us in ways that sometimes I think people take for granted,” the former first lady said when asked to name some of her biggest fears keeping her awake.
“The fact that people think that government, does it really even do anything? And I’m like, ‘Oh my God, does government do everything for us.’ And we cannot take this democracy for granted. And sometimes I worry that we do,” Obama, 59, said.
“Those are the things that keep me up,” she said, while also listing wars “in too many regions,” the future of artificial intelligence, education, whether the public is “too stuck” to their phones, and voter engagement among her chief concerns.
The former First Lady did not directly mention former President Trump but took a veiled shot at his “tone.”
“The tone and tenor of the message matters. We can’t just say what the first thing that comes to our minds,” Obama said.
“That is not authenticity to me. That’s childish, and we see childish leadership right before us — what that looks like and how that feels, where somebody is just base, and vulgar and cynical in a leadership position,” she told Shetty.
“It doesn’t trickle down well. That just begets more of that,” Obama said.
“I think we are obligated to model, for those of us that have a platform, because it resonates,” she added.
“And I want to resonate good. I want to resonate reason, and compassion and empathy,” she added.
Does that sound like a campaign speech or what?