Obama Plans On Stepping Back Into The National Spotlight

What was that catchy song from The Clash?

“Should I stay or should I go” bah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah

Should I stay or should I go now?
Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go, there will be trouble
And if I stay it will be double
So come on and let me know…should I stay or should I go.

Now, imagine Barack Obama singing the famous Clash song standing in the front of the Capitol building…likely with sunglasses and a flashy suit.

So if you want me off your back
Well, come on and let me know
Should I stay or should I go?

The only difference is…Obama doesn’t actually care what you think.

He wants to stay. Though many want him to go.

According to The Daily Caller:

Former President Barack Obama plans to resurface on to the national scene this fall, albeit slowly, according to The Hill.

In the next few weeks, Obama and his staff will strategize a way allowing him to be part of the political conversation, while not making him the loudest voice in the party.

Aides say his role is to be more behind the scenes than anything else, in terms of fundraising for example, as opposed to a front man.

The Hill notes Obama has already given advice to the party since its devastating 2016 presidential loss, and he met with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez last July.

Plans to resurface?

He has already resurfaced.

He took a long retirement of an entire three months.

In April he gave his first public address since leaving the White House and declared he wanted to “prepare the next generation of leadership.” Don’t think too highly of yourself, Obama.

Most recently, he provided his opinion on foreign affairs, specifically Kenya’s upcoming election.

So it isn’t a matter of if — or even when — Obama is in D.C. to stay and he isn’t questioning “should I stay or should I go.” He’s choosing the former every single time.

But some Democrats are concerned by Obama’s presence in D.C.

His renewed public presence could reenergize Republicans and conservatives who feel Trump is not being treated fairly by the media.

“He has to be careful,” Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University told The Hill. “At a moment when President Trump’s approval is falling so fast—including with his base—there is a risk for Obama taking center stage and triggering the energy that many Republicans currently lack.”

Most former presidents “traditionally leave Washington and do not involve themselves in the national political scene, often opting to involve themselves in charity work and speaking engagements.”

But not Obama. That would be like putting baby in the corner. And nobody wants to do that.