US President Barrack Obama declared that he could have easily beaten Donald Trump in the recent presidential election.
He stated that if only the Constitution allowed a third term he is confident he would have outclassed Trump. Obama said to his former top adviser, David Axelrod, “I am confident in [my progressive] vision because I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could have mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it.”
He added, “I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say, ‘The vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one.’ ”
However, President-elect Donald Trump thought otherwise.
On Monday he tweeted, “NO WAY!”
President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016
Furthermore, Obama blames Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton for disregarding grass-roots efforts. He mentioned that Clinton failed to connect with voters who were unfamiliar with Beltway politics.
Obama’s litany includes, “Part of what we have to do to rebuild is to be there, and that means organizing. That means caring about state parties. It means caring about local races, state boards or school boards and city councils and state legislative races and not thinking that, somehow, just a great set of progressive policies that we present to the New York Times editorial board will win the day.”
Following the four term election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chief Executives were limited to two terms in office by the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution.
Vice President Joe Biden, and even First Lady Michelle Obama campaigned for Clinton during the presidential race. They hoped that Clinton would preserve Obama’s White House legacy.
Clinton lost to Trump in a spectacular manner since most polls predicting her victory up until Election Day.
Also, Obama was concerned that Americans would only see his effort of “hope” and “change” as nothing more than vision.
Obama said, “Obviously in the wake of the election and Trump winning, a lot of people have suggested that somehow, it really was a fantasy. What I would argue is that the culture actually did shift, that the majority does buy into the notion of a one America that is tolerant and diverse and open, full of energy and dynamism.”