After he left office, President George W. Bush declined opportunities to criticize Barack Obama. He devoted himself to doing low key charity work, opening his presidential library and other activities below the radar.
Not surprisingly, Obama isn’t planning to follow that pattern. Broadcaster Rush Limbaugh predicts that, in fact, he will stay in the public eye, as if serving as a kind of “official opposition” to the Trump administration:
“Obama is going to call (NBC’s) Chuck Todd — take his pick — (CNN’s) John King, Wolf Blitzer… and they will not be able to wait,” Limbaugh said on Tuesday. “They’ll give Obama as much time as he wants to rip into Trump and to ‘warn’ the American people.”
“He’s going to try to create all kinds of unrest and disunity and so forth,” he added.
This would be completely in keeping with Obama’s character, and what media outlet would turn him down?
The question is: Will it work? We’re told that Obama remains “personally popular,” and that he’s a huge draw. But there is clearly a shift in the nation’s mood. It feels like America is entering a new era, and even some fans of the outgoing president might be suffering from “Obama fatigue” at this point.
It would be so much wiser for him to take a break from all public appearances for the foreseeable future, unless he wants to permanently wear out his welcome. Why not leave the public wanting more instead of thinking to themselves, “Oh no, not Obama again”?
Source: Right Wing News