The man who wasn't there: Obama and the 2014 midterms

The more power Obama accrues to the executive, the more powerless he is on the campaign trail

Barack Obama
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President Obama is the most inconsequential man in America, at least when it comes to the 2014 midterms. Every week we have further confirmation that rigor mortis is settling on his presidency. Indeed, he is not just politically ineffective but also useless or harmful to his own party. Comes the report:

President Barack Obama will be all but absent from the Democratic campaign trail this midterm election season, appearing in just seven campaign rallies in blue-leaning states before Election Day Nov. 4. [Time]

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