Watching the once bitter rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton together in Charlotte NC yesterday it seemed actually genuine that they have morphed into partners and friends. Even they came across surprised at their evolution. One never knows about politicians and their capacity for amnesia, or at least encouraging public amnesia, when it suits their purposes. Still, Obama delivered a rather amazing stem-winder in support of Hillary, seemingly heartfelt and passionate — almost more persuasive than some of his most famous speeches for his own campaigns.
Question is: Can Obama deliver his coalition when he is not on the ballot? His midterms indicate he cannot.