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Obama endorsement coveted as ex-president writes own script after leaving White House

Jun 18, 2019 - The Washington Times

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 ...