Former President Barack Obama is set to return fully to the frontline politics. The former Attorney General Eric Holder made this known in a press statement he issued on Tuesday.
“It’s coming. He’s coming,” Holder said, speaking to reporters at a briefing for the new group. “And he’s ready to roll,” Politico reported.
It’s been over 100 days Barack Obama and his family left the White House, he has only been spotted on two occasions; during their vacation in the Caribbean and the first post-presidency speech which he made at a community youth event in Chicago, where he did not mention political events or his successor Donald Trump.
There have been speculations about the former vice-president Joe Biden intending to run for the post of President in 2020. At the annual state Democratic Party dinner in New Hampshire, Mr. Biden extinguished rumors he will run for President in 2020, but said he and Mr. Obama would do whatever they can to “help shape the public debate”.
“I’m ready to help raise money, recruit candidates, campaign – so is Barack – wherever you want, just let me know,” he added.
Former President Barack Obama has so far kept quiet about the prospect of a political comeback, telling the University of Chicago panel event:
“I’m spending a lot of time thinking about what is the most important thing I can do for my next job. The single most important thing I can do is to help in any way I can to prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton and to take their own crack at changing the world”.
Mr. Obama has been well known for his integrity and diplomacy in handling issues while he was the U.S. president and even in his post-presidency life.
He is one of the past presidents who will not stay clear from politics after stepping down. Previous past presidents pursued other interest after leaving office: George W. Bush took up painting while Jimmy Carter founded a centre for democracy and human rights.
Bill Clinton continued to campaign for the democrats since his presidency ended. He equally supported his wife Hillary during the campaign last year.
Since his post-presidency, Mr. Obama has decided to stay in Washington D. C. with his wife Michelle and two daughters Sasha and Malia.
Mr. Barack Obama will on May 7 receive the JFK’s Profile in Courage award at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. The award will be presented by the John F. Kennedy’s Library Foundation.