Obama endorsement coveted as ex-president writes own script after leaving White House
Life outside the White House has been sweet for former President Barack Obama, with perhaps the most difficult thing being the one he does best: politics.
Mr. Obama is navigating a landscape in which he must fit his obvious relish for the celebrity lifestyle with an unwritten code of conduct for past chief executives, a world that is his for the taking yet tradition dictates he do so incrementally. It's a political scene where players may covet his endorsement or desire his invisibility.
Mr. Obama enjoys tremendous post-presidential popularity within the Democratic Party's rank and file, but he has not always followed the unwritten rules of the Presidents ...