Obama takes up the fight for an ‘underappreciated’ Hillary with 15-stop tour starring himself

by WorldTribune Staff, November 4, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, NC — As he fades into the sunset, President Barack Obama is campaigning for a struggling Hillary Clinton. He seem to revel in the challenge which coincidentally keeps the spotlight on himself.

President Barack Obama stumps for himself, and maybe Hillary Clinton too, at the University of North Carolina on Nov. 2.
President Barack Obama stumps for himself, and maybe Hillary Clinton too, at the University of North Carolina on Nov. 2.

Obama, who many say views the election of Clinton as the ultimate verdict on his two-term presidency, is on a 15-stop tour of appearances for the Democratic nominee.

“I know it’s hard to view me as objective here, but I’m about to leave,” he said on Nov. 2 on the campus of the University of North Carolina. “So I’m just letting you know the truth.”

The Chapel Hill appearance marked Obama’s ninth campaign event for Clinton this year, and he’ll complete six more for her in the remaining five days, touching down in Florida, New Hampshire and North Carolina again.

Obama is using his final platform to tout what he claims are his administration’s successes to solidify his legacy.

He lists those successes as helping to induce 15 million new jobs, providing health insurance to 20 million people, doubling the production of renewable energy, ridding the world of Osama bin Laden and laying the groundwork for marriage equality nationwide.

Obama no doubt relished the fact that at least one person in the North Carolina crowd was spotted holding not a Clinton sign, but a vintage “Obama For President” placard from 2008.

Obama told the crowd that Hillary Clinton is not him, and that’s OK.

“You know what? She’s not flashy. She’s not going around spending all the time giving big stemwinders. And as a consequence, sometimes she’s underappreciated here at home,” he said. “But she made me a better president.”

“I am not on the ballot. But I tell you what, fairness is on the ballot, decency is on the ballot, justice is on the ballot, progress is on the ballot. Our democracy’s on the ballot right now!”

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