Great news: Obama stumping for Hillary is not just disgusting, it’s historic

Great news: Obama stumping for Hillary is not just disgusting, it’s historic
Obama and Hillary, gettin' lawless together in Charlotte, NC on 5 Jul. (Image: Screen grab of livestream video video Heavy.com)

[Ed. – We’ve already discussed the disgusting part.  Now NPR fills us in on the “historic” nature of Obama’s Sudden Campaigning Maneuver.]

No president has campaigned strongly for his chosen successor in at least 100 years.

Tuesday’s event, with President Obama campaigning for Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state and onetime rival, in North Carolina is remarkable for that reason. It kicks off what is likely to be a season of vigorous campaigning by the president.

There are reasons presidents haven’t campaigned strongly for a successor — sometimes they’re unpopular, some nominees try to distance, some presidents were in failing health.

Here’s a look back at the last 100 years of presidents to see just how rare it is…

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