For some reason, Obama’s not down for the struggle in his 2018 political endorsements

For some reason, Obama’s not down for the struggle in his 2018 political endorsements
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[Ed. – Ryan Cooper asks “What is Obama doing?”  It seems clear Obama is avoiding unsuccessful endorsements, in order to not rack up a record of failure.  Cooper also cites one race — the governor’s race in Maryland — in which Obama is willing to endorse a likely loser because of a longtime tie to big political money.]

What’s been most striking about this political re-entry is its profound worthlessness.

Exhibit A is the list of people he snubbed in his endorsements. He did not endorse Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th Congressional District, nor Democratic senators facing tough elections battles like Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), or Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). To be fair, his blessing might not be of that much use for those senators, and Ocasio-Cortez is safe in a deep-blue district.

But that is not true of Ben Jealous, the former head of the NAACP who is in a tight race for the Maryland governorship and whom Obama pointedly didn’t endorse.

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