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Why Hasn't Obama Campaigned More For Hillary?

When Vice President George HW Bush was running for President, claiming (falsely as it turned out) to represent the third-term of Ronald Reagan, the Gipper went anywhere he was asked to campaign for his Vice President. 

Yet for the past few weeks of the campaign President Obama, Hillary Clinton’s most popular and high-profile surrogate, has been mostly off the campaign trail.  

Obama HillaryAnd Michelle Obama, who could have helped Clinton with women and African-Americans, has made but one joint appearance with Mrs. Clinton during the entire campaign – four days ago at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

However, in the final weekend before the election, the Obama White House has now promised an “unprecedented” weekend blitz of battleground states on behalf of Mrs. Clinton and her waning hopes of carrying on Obama’s legacy. 

Where, and to whom, is Obama making the closing pitch on behalf of his third term? 

One place we know for sure is Jacksonville, Florida. 

Florida, a must win state for any Republican presidential aspirant, has seesawed back and forth in the polls, with Clinton regularly proclaiming the Sunshine State to be won, only to have a poll come out contradicting that projection. 

Clinton’s much-vaunted ground game is reported to be absent in must-win Miami, where Trump has achieved a remarkable surge in support from the Cuban-American community, even earning the first-ever presidential endorsement from the Cuban freedom fighters of the Bay of Pigs Veterans association. 

The latest polls have Trump up by four points in Florida, outside the margin of error for the first time. No wonder Obama is campaigning for Clinton 350 miles away in Jacksonville. 

Another place we know Obama will “blitz” on behalf of Mrs. Clinton is strife-torn Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Charlotte was the scene of very ugly and violent riots after Keith Lamont Scott, a gun wielding thug, was shot dead by police.  

However, Todd Walther, spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police told CNN's Erin Burnett: 

"This is not Charlotte that's out here.  These are outside entities that are coming in and causing these problems. These are not protestors, these are criminals." 

"We've got the instigators that are coming in from the outside.  They were coming in on buses from out of state.  If you go back and look at some of the arrests that were made last night.  I can say probably 70% of those had out-of-state IDs.  They're not coming from Charlotte." 

A major player in organizing the riots and importing the “rent a rioter” thugs who trashed uptown Charlotte was the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement funded by Leftist anti-American billionaire George Soros.  

Hillary Clinton’s reaction to the violence? 

Rather than calling for the law and order that citizens were demanding, Clinton said, “I want to make sure I understand … what you think we can do together to deal with these systemic problems, systemic racism, and lack of opportunity,” invoking some of the same words, like “systemic racism,” that are used by young black “Social Justice Warriors.” 

President Obama’s reaction to the Charlotte riots? 

The President argued that Americans should recognize that there was a real problem in the justice system that the protestors in Charlotte were reacting to. 

“I think it’s important to separate out the pervasive sense of frustration among a lot of African Americans about shootings of people and the sense that justice is not always color blind,” he said, as white people were randomly beaten by rioting blacks. 

North Carolina’s moderate white swing voters were apparently not attracted to that message and Clinton has struggled in the state ever since. Even though Clinton is spending millions on TV advertising in the Tar Heel State, polls show Trump with a narrow lead just inside the margin of error. 

Why hasn’t Obama been doing more to ensure Hillary is elected to fill his “third term?”  

Maybe it’s because even the tone-deaf Clinton campaign figured that a third term for Obama wasn’t that popular with the voters they needed to win, and now that they are losing, only a desperate last minute attempt to reassemble the Obama racial coalition is their only hope of victory.

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