During a podcast interview with David Alexrod, President Obama said he could have been elected president to a third term.
On the “Axe Files” podcast Obama said:
“I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it.”
“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.”
Reality does not match Obama’s view of himself or his record.
Obama’s vision of “Hope and Change,” failed Americans and it’s a reason why Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election. Voters in the Midwest that helped determine the election outcome rejected another four years of progressive policies.
Obama conveniently ignores the impact of skyrocketing ObamaCare premiums and his war on coal on American families.
The president’s comments are also a backdoor slam against Clinton. Clearly, Obama feels he would have done better than she did.
Most important, Obama was silent on the shellacking Democrats took nationwide during his presidency.
The New York Post reported:
As President Obama concludes his reign of error, his party is smaller, weaker and ricketier than it has been since at least the 1940s. Behold the tremendous power that Democrats have frittered away — from January 2009 through the aftermath of Election Day — thanks to Obama and his ideas:
Democrats surrendered the White House to political neophyte Donald J. Trump.
US Senate seats slipped from 55 to 46, down 16 percent.
US House seats fell from 256 to 194, down 24 percent.
Democrats ran the Senate and House in 2009. Next year, they will control neither.
Governorships slid from 28 to 16, down 43 percent.
State legislatures (both chambers) plunged from 27 to 14, down 48 percent
Trifectas (states with Democrat governors and both legislative chambers) cratered from 17 to 6, down 65 percent.
Obama is a winner – in his own mind.