Obama is staging a political comeback

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Obama ally Eric Holder, the former U.S. Attorney General, added fuel to the fire by declaring that Obama is "ready to roll" and will make a round of public appearances to revamp the Democratic Party.

While Obama did not immediately confirm Holder's proclamation, the video message that he and first lady Michelle Obama shared on Inauguration Day last month said in part that they would "now rejoin all of you as private citizens".

"It's coming. He's coming", he said, "and he's ready to roll".

Recent past presidents have dabbled in politics after leaving office, such as President George W. Bush's participation in the presidential campaign for his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, but aside from that his political appearances have been relatively scant. Voting districts are redrawn after a federal Census to reflect the changes in population and other demographic.

Considering that the Democrats lost the majority in both the House and the Senate during the 2016 election, the political fight to address gerrymandering will take center stage during midterm elections.


Sessions has already begun unraveling some Obama-led voter reforms. The report also mentions that Obama will be a crucial part of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), which is affiliated to the Democratic Party, where he most likely be working on a couple of things, including gerrymandering, holding meetings with state legislators and raising funds among a few. He added that the decision to throw out a challenge to voter laws in Texas was "disheartening".

"It's coming. He's coming", Holder told members of the media.

"He thinks, and I think, that this is something that threatens our democracy", Holder said.

"The notion that people are denied their ability to cast a meaningful vote ... is inconsistent with who we say we are, inconsistent with what we say our democracy is about".

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