Here’s How Obama Would Have Fared If He Was The One Running Against Trump

After the election, there has been much discussion from the left about the hypothetical outcome of a Donald Trump vs. Barack Obama election.

While the left claims Obama would have fared better than Hillary Clinton did in the actual 2016 election, there is no doubt that Donald Trump would have remained the victor.

Obama claimed he would have been more successful than Hillary Clinton due to his attention to Middle America; however, Middle America simply does not benefit at all from liberal policies, and Obama’s approval rating from Middle America is incredibly insignificant compared to that of Donald Trump.

The Daily Caller reported:

Obama claimed in a Monday interview with CNN’s David Axelrod that his ground game would have gotten out the minority vote such that he would have surmounted Trump’s election efforts in 2016. Not so fast, Scher wrote, because Obama’s dream falls apart amid a wash of black activists who voiced disappointment in his presidency during the run up to the election.

Not only do many disapprove of Obama’s administrative acts in the first place, but many were disappointed in his failed presidency in general.

The Daily Caller reported:

Scher asserted that Obama’s low approval rating through much of the campaign only served to hurt Democrats overall. Dr. Cornell West, one of the country’s most prominent black activists, opposed Obama for several years as a “neoliberal,” and the Black Lives Matters movement criticized Obama for not taking their side with respect to protests.

The Democratic policies promoted by both Obama and Hillary Clinton were a main factor in the degradation of the Democratic Party in 2016.

Obama’s belief that he would have fared better than Hillary Clinton just because he paid attention to rural American votes is a fallacy at best. The reasons all revolve around the benefits that would help Middle America, which are ones that do not exist in the Democratic platform.

The Daily Caller reported:

Scher argues that Democrats need to accept that even Obama couldn’t have pulled off a win against Trump because the Democratic Party needs to understand the importance of coalition building once again. If Obama and Clinton were able to alienate black voters, then it’s important to work to ensure those voters are motivated to return to the polls in 2018 and beyond.

Obama’s biggest fault in the belief that he would have won the presidency against Trump is his overestimation of his voting demographic.

The Daily Caller reported:

Scher’s analysis doesn’t, however, highlight that Obama considered himself part of the ballot, as the president stated repeatedly during his campaign speeches on behalf of Clinton. Obama even went as far as to say that if black voters didn’t deliver the White House to Clinton in 2016, it would be a direct insult to his legacy.

 

Black voters nationwide failed to turn out, and other groups like Latinos and white single women came out to vote for Trump in greater numbers than either former Gov. Mitt Romney or Sen. John McCain garnered in 2012 and 2008 against Obama.

While the discussion was mostly hypothetical, it leads to an extremely positive point: Middle America will benefit greatly under a Trump Administration.

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