“This is the final event of my husband’s final campaign,” Michelle Obama said before an enthusiastic Iowa crowd on Election Eve 2012. “So this is the last time that he and I will be on stage together at a campaign rally. And that’s why we wanted to come here to Iowa tonight.”
Fast forward to the 2014 midterms, and Democrats are seeing their Senate majority slip further and further out of reach. So the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) dispatched President Obama to the far reaches of left-wing America to raise money for their efforts.
“I’m in trouble at home,” said President Obama at a fundraiser in Bel-Air last week. “I told Michelle back in 2012 I had run my last campaign. But a couple months ago, I had to let her in on a secret and that is, ‘Honey, I’ve got one more campaign I’ve got to run.’”
The Wall Street Journal questioned last summer whether or not President Obama knew the difference between campaigning and governing, and President Obama opened a political office inside the White House earlier this year to help out with the midterm elections.
From the LA TImes report: