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Throwback Thursday: Obama On Primary Drama, 2008

Just a reminder....

As a veteran of Kennedy '80 (you had to be there) and Obama '08 (many of you likely were there) it's not surprising to me this primary season is fraying nerves right at this moment. Just a reminder that none of the drama will matter six months from now.

And in related news, The Hill reports that the party's best weapon against Donald Trump this season is Barack Obama:

Party strategists primarily credit a series of strong employment reports and rising wages, but grudgingly acknowledge that the daily news coverage of Trump is benefiting Obama — possibly by making him look more presidential.

“I wouldn’t want to give any sort of credit to Donald Trump,” said Democratic strategist Jim Manley, who is backing Clinton. “I think it’s more that after a rough couple of years, the White House is firing on all cylinders.”

But Manley added, “maybe in contrast to what the Republicans are saying, they might like [Obama] better.”

Obama is also helped by a Democratic race in which Clinton and Sanders frequently lavish him with praise as they seek to win over black voters and other core Obama constituencies. Nine in 10 Democratic voters have a positive view of Obama.

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