Former President Barack Obama seems to be concerned about the upcoming 2024 election as he expresses his apprehensions regarding the Democrats’ prospects. A recent report suggests that Obama is worried about the “framework” of President Joe Biden’s campaign.
In an attempt to address this concern, Obama has taken a desperate step by urging Biden’s allies to take assertive actions in targeting President Donald Trump. The Washington Post elaborated on this matter in a weekend report, stating that Obama has advised Biden to seek guidance from his own former campaign aides, a recommendation that Biden officials claim to have followed.
The article is headlined: “Obama, worried about Trump, urges Biden circle to bolster campaign.”
“Obama has raised questions about the structure of President Biden’s reelection campaign, discussing the matter directly with Biden and telling the president’s aides and allies the campaign needs to be empowered to make decisions without clearing them with the White House,” the outlet reported.
The conversation reportedly took place at a “private lunch at the White House in recent months,” according to the embattled newspaper.
Obama, during the lunch, personally implored Biden to intensify his campaign efforts before the anticipated confrontation with Trump.
Trump, at present, holds a significant advantage as the favored candidate for the 2024 Republican nomination.
Furthermore, the 45th president is decisively outperforming Biden in numerous polls that compare them directly.
The Washington Post disclosed that Obama exhibited great enthusiasm while discussing the 2024 election and expressing concerns about Trump’s potential resurgence to power.
He reportedly told “Biden’s advisers that the campaign needs more top-level decision-makers at its headquarters in Wilmington, Del. — or it must empower the people already in place.”
Another person Obama mentioned “as the type of senior strategist needed at the Biden campaign” was ex-Obama adviser David Plouffe.
Plouffe played a pivotal role in leading Obama’s triumphant campaign in 2008.
Recently, Plouffe proposed that endorsing Nikki Haley in the primary elections by liberal voters might hinder Trump’s prospects of assuming the presidency.
“I think it’s probably too distasteful for a lot of people,” Plouffe said of intentionally casting a vote for Haley to hurt Trump in the presidential election on MSNBC Wednesday.
“But for those who would be up for it,” the political strategist said, it could be a good “tactical” move.
“I don’t know if it will stop Trump,” he added.
“But it could help extend the primary.”