Obama the ‘sojourner’


Magical healer?: Former President Barack Obama speaking in support of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during a drive-in rally at the Florida International University on Nov 2, 2020, in Miami. — Getty Images/TNS

AS President Joe Biden finds himself struggling with approval ratings that remain stubbornly resistant even to good economic news, Washington’s chattering classes have begun to resurrect a question that was prominent in 2020: Could former President Barack Obama be the magical healer Democrats need to reinvigorate disenchanted Democrats?

Or, as a recent Politico headline put it, “Is Barack Obama ready to reassert himself?”

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