Barack Obama is re-evaluating his 2020 options.
The former President is watching the current field of Democrat Presidential challengers exposed as not ready for prime time.
And now Barack Obama held one closed-door meeting. This is why it’s bad news for Trump.
Democrats’ number one goal in 2020 is to defeat Donald Trump.
But the President’s poll numbers are improving as the strong economy and backlash to the impeachment witch hunt are boosting the President’s standing in the minds of voters.
The Democrat Presidential primary – which has been raging for over a year now – failed to produce a candidate that caught fire with the American public.
Democrats are beginning to accept the reality that President Trump is the favorite to win re-election.
However, that does not mean party leaders are throwing in the towel on 2020.
To the contrary, Democrats are recalibrating their strategy to focus on Senate races as an insurance policy against a Trump win.
Even if Trump wins re-election, should Democrats flip at least four Senate seats, newly installed Majority Leader Chuck Schumer would institute a complete blockade on confirming all Trump judicial nominees and there would be zero chance the Democrat-run House and Senate would pass any of the President’s “Make America Great Again” agenda into law.
And none other than former President Barack Obama is leading this charge.
The former President held a secret meeting with former Montana Governor – and failed 2020 Presidential candidate – Steve Bullock to try and recruit Bullock into the race against Republican incumbent Steve Daines.
POLITICO exclusively reported:
Former President Barack Obama met privately with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday in Washington, an adviser confirmed, as Democrats hold out hopes that the red-state governor makes a surprise, last-minute splash into the state’s Senate race.
Bullock has consistently said he will not run for the Senate after dropping his own White House bid last year. And even after meeting with the former two-term president, Bullock is undeterred.
“As he has said repeatedly, there will be a candidate for U.S. Senate in Montana against Steve Daines. It will not be Steve Bullock,” said Matt McKenna, a longtime adviser for Bullock. McKenna said he had no knowledge of the details of the private conversation between the two.
Democrats are desperate for Bullock to enter the race.
Republicans hold a 53 to 47 seat advantage in the Senate which means Democrats must flip four Republican-held seats to seize the majority.
But since voters rarely split ticket vote, Donald Trump’s improving political prospects mean the race in Iowa and North Carolina are drifting out of reach and a contest in Arizona is moving away from the Democrats.
So Chuck Schumer and company need to expand the map.
Steve Bullock was a popular two-term former Governor of Montana and would represent the Democrats’ best chance to defeat Senator Daines.
But Bullock knows that with Trump at the top of the ticket there is little chance of a Democrat winning a Senate race in Montana.
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