Democrat 2020 hopefuls furtively visit their ‘reluctant leader’ one by one.

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One by one, each of the nine Democrat Party leaders who are thinking about making a run for the White House in 2020 has secretly visited Barack Obama. Officially, they have been trickling in “looking for guidance and support” from “the man who has remained the reluctant leader of the Democratic Party.”

The real reason they’re making the pilgrimage after being imperiously summonded is to kiss his ring.

Even though he is now just another private citizen, Obama has been tasked by his puppet masters in the “New World Order” with interviewing potential new marionettes. The job was supposed to go to Hillary until “Trump Happened.”

Obama has been sitting down with the candidates at his new private office at the World Wildlife Fund. According to reports, “all the meetings were arranged quietly, without even some close advisers to the people involved being told.”

Despite the tight security, leaks have been plentiful. Staffers readily come forward with juicy details as long as they aren’t named as sources. Insiders say that Obama is “eager to be involved, though not directly.” He wants to stay lurking in the shadows. Weird ambition for such an egotist.

From available insider observations, it seems that the first potential candidate who comes up with any bright idea, that also meets the approval of Obama and his handlers, will get the nod. So far, nobody has been creative enough to show an edge.

Obama is not calling the shots. He has no idea how to keep Democrats from being steamrolled by incumbent President Donald Trump. Strategy and tactics have not been going well for Democrats since the election. So basically, he is looking for ideas, not passing out instructions.

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had an audience in March to discuss “the future” of the party. Nobody is admitting if the question of Bernie running again ever came up. “They talked about the future of the party and their different roles in it.”

The general topic was “what the party should be focused on, and what would be distractions.” The informants note it broke down into a discussion of “the differences between idealism and practicality.” Neither one of them had a good suggestion for a realistic solution, just pipe dreams and they both knew it.

Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass.) had two meetings with Obama since he moved out of the White House. The first time, she got called on the carpet.

The fractionally Native American Senator had offended Obama by criticizing the $400,000 he got for giving a single speech at a Wall Street investment firm. She called it an example of how money can be “a snake that slithers through Washington” to influence political decisions.

After the screaming stopped, Warren slunk back out with her tail between her legs and promised to behave.

Warren’s second meeting happened in April and the moles say it went a lot better this time. A large part of her 90-minute session was devoted to discussion about President Trump.

The rest was lamenting that Richard Cordray was no longer in charge of the Democrat’s slush fund that Warren had set up at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Joe Biden was always close with Obama and they continued the relationship, talking often on the phone. Biden officially says he is waiting to see how the mid-terms go before deciding to make a bid. His hesitation is more a case of not seeing a chance to win against Donald Trump.

Obama isn’t giving him any encouraging advice either and is waiting for Biden to “make a decision.” The man who wanted our nation to “spend its way out of bankruptcy” isn’t known for coming up with strategic power-play moves.

“We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation,” then-Vice President Biden told a gathering at the AARP.

“Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’” Biden continued. “The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.”

All it takes is a look at the latest stock report to see, that under President Trump, we’re no longer going bankrupt. And, he’s actually cutting spending.

Deval Patrick was another candidate to pay his respects. The former governor of Massachusetts is also a personal friend of Obama. He has been sending out some surreptitious feelers to test the water but hasn’t said anything publicly. Patrick already sits on the board of the Obama Foundation.

Word around the World Wildlife water-cooler is that the number one piece of advice that Obama has been hammering everyone with is to keep the focus on “investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.”

He has been warning Democrats not to “chase the shiny objects.” Instead, he wants them to “think about what’s going to stick in the long term.”

Potential candidates aren’t the only one Obama has been counseling. Eric Holder dropped in on him recently to discuss “redistricting.” At least that was the official reason.

The real reason probably has a lot more to do with the report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz that will be released later this week. It is expected to detail the weaponization of Barack Obama’s Department of Justice against President Trump in the last election.