March 14, 2014
His name is not on the ballot, but with Republicans on the rise, Barack Obama has a strong incentive to battle hard for Democrats in November’s mid-term elections.
But the president who twice carried his party to the White House may struggle to find a candidate willing to stand with him.
His diminished personal brand and the unpopularity of his health care law are becoming millstones to Democratic candidates — even as he warns the party faces a walloping unless its activists wake up.
Obama often complains that Congress has thwarted his plan to grow the economy since Republicans seized the House of Representatives in 2010.