President Obama claimed he would have won a third term if he had been allowed to run – but even if he’s right, his coattails still much to be done for the rest of his party.
During Obama’s tireless campaign, broad demographic appeal and a message of “hope” and “change” helped him to two terms in the White house, his skills on the stump is not translated yet to the bottom of the vote.
The democratic party suffered huge losses at each level, while Obama’s West Wing office.
The grand total: a net loss of 1,042 in the state and Federal level democratic bodies, including Congress and the state legislature sitting, General government, and the presidency.
The latter was perhaps the deepest example of Obama’s popularity to translate failed to support his allies. Hillary Clinton, who served as Secretary of state under Obama, brought the first family, the numerous campaign appearances. In September, Obama declared that his “legacy” is on the ballot.”
Less than two months later, voted for Donald Trump.
OBAMA: I COULD HAVE WON A THIRD TERM IN OFFICE
But 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was not only the locale, to see a large partisan change since Obama took office in January 2009, according to Ballotpedia.
The democratic U.S. Senate seats fell from 55 to 46. Your share of the house to be broken into, with 256 seats, 194. The Republicans still control both chambers go to the next meeting.
Democratic governerships also a rarity in this eight-year period, slipping from 28 to 16.
The Obama years saw the rise of the Tea y, as well as a new movement around Trump, which is still defined, coincides with a loss of 958 state legislative seats for Democrats.
Still, Obama said in an interview that aired Monday that, if he should have run for a third term, he would have been victorious.
“I am confident in this vision, because I am convinced that, if I had time to re-run and articulated, I think, I have mobilized a majority of the American population closed behind him,” Obama said ex-Advisor David Axelrod for “The Axe-files” – podcast.
Trump responded, “no way!”
While Obama and others note that Clinton won the popular vote in the last month, and Democrats shaved down the Republican majority on Capitol Hill, others in the party, expressed concerns about where the Democrats go from here.
“We are not even a national party at this point,” Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, said last month as he was a failed run for the house minority leader position. “We have some support on the coasts, but we have lost the support of the Central America, and we have to make some changes. So I’m pulling the fire alarm, because the house is burning.”