Without question, Barack Obama’s number one political goal is to defeat Donald Trump in the next Presidential Election.
Obama’s been plotting behind closed doors with the current crop of Democrats running for president to make that become a reality.
But over the last several weeks Barack Obama’s had many sleepless nights over this 2020 bad news.
Establishment Democrats still blame Ralph Nader running as a third party candidate in 2000 on a left-wing environmental platform for Al Gore losing the Presidency to George W. Bush.
To a lesser extent, Democrats privately fume about Green Party candidate Jill Stein siphoning votes from Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Now the Democrat Party establishment is facing the prospect of a third-party candidate from Hawaii, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard – whom the party worked to marginalize since the day she declared her candidacy for president.
During the Democrat Party debates that Gabbard qualified for, Gabbard savaged the Democrat Party establishment’s foreign policy.
As Senators, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden voted for the Iraq War.
As part of the Obama administration they supported the disastrous war in Libya and Barack Obama’s failed war in Syria where ISIS only gained in strength.
Gabbard also has appeared multiple times on Fox News to promote her candidacy.
And finally, Gabbard abstained on voting for the Democrats’ sham articles of impeachment.
“Throughout my life, whether through serving in the military or in Congress, I’ve always worked to do what is in the best interests of our country. Not what’s best for me politically or what’s best for my political party. I have always put our country first. One may not always agree with my decision, but everyone should know that I will always do what I believe to be right for the country that I love,” Gabbard wrote in a statement explaining her vote.
This enraged Democrats.
Former Hawaii Democrat Governor Neil Abercrombie demanded Gabbard resign from Congress over crossing Nancy Pelosi on impeachment.
Even prominent Democrats such as Hillary Clinton believe Gabbard will run third party.
During a podcast interview Clinton ranted that, “They’re also going to do third party. I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s the favorite of the Russians, they have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far, and that’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not, because she’s also a Russian asset. Yeah, she’s a Russian asset, I mean totally. They know they can’t win without a third-party candidate.”
Experts believe that if an establishment Democrat such as Joe Biden wins the nomination, Gabbard will launch a third-party bid.
Biden represents the failed status quo of the Obama era and many Democrats believe choosing another corporate-backed establishment hack in the mold of Hillary Clinton is a sure-fire recipe for disaster.
Gabbard is an ideologue and her candidacy would provide a safe haven for Democrats to cast an ideological protest vote against Joe Biden.
And that could be enough to deny Democrats the White House in 2020.
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