Since Hillary’s stunning defeat in the backdrop of so many other democrat losses, from governor races to Congress, Obama has been saying, I could have won a 3rd term! Really Mr. President? How ungracious of you and totally lacking in tact. Why are you saying that now? It is incredibly disrespectful to Hillary Clinton, because you’re saying you could have done a better job, and that she blew it! You are inferring she’s a loser but, you’re a winner!
Obama’s exit polling was about the same as Hillary’s final election percentage. So, there’s no way to know what he might have done if he ran head to head with Trump. But, the question remains, why go there? What is Obama trying to accomplish? Is he trying to say he’s the consummate democrat with charm and power beyond all others? Or… is he trying to defend his legacy, because democrats took a major loss under his administration? Whatever his reasoning, it’s sour grapes and it speaks poorly of his character as his final days in office draw to a close.
I’m pretty sure we can expect more snarky remarks out of Obama, especially since he has taken the unusual decision to stay in Washington. Staying behind in D.C. is hardly fair to the new president, but that’s partisan politics. Fairness or whats best for the nation has nothing to do with it and that becomes part of Obama’s legacy too.