Ahead of the midterm election Former President Barack Obama is making a limited number of appearances that in large part are focused on his charity foundation. During a session at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit in June, Obama warned political opposition that is “sexist” and “angry” needs to be beaten. He also warned liberals to not get caught up in their own “self-righteousness,” and to forget what they are actually right about. These comments were reported by CNN who obtained a transcript from the event.
As part of the event, Obama widely focused on the importance of democracy on a global scale and encouraged new leaders through his organization. During this election cycle Obama has made a few different appearances, including one at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser, but has not endorsed any specific Democratic candidates.
Instead, his endorsements are the same ones that President Joe Biden has made. His efforts also appear to not be focused on election day as much as they are on the Democracy forum, a yearly event that is set to be launched around two weeks after the election. The forum will be focused on democracy, combating disinformation, and “inclusive capitalism.”
According to reports, Obama is still cooperating with many of the top Democratic leaders.