Former President Barack Obama just announced that he believes that the 2020 election may actually be the death of American Democracy, joining dozens of other Democrat figures diving into full panic mode as the US approaches election day.
“What’s at stake in this election is much bigger than Joe or the man he is running to replace,” Obama said in a video published on social media on Tuesday. “What’s at stake is whether or not our democracy endures.”
Obama was reluctant to jump into the election fray earlier this year, declining to endorse his former vice president until Biden emerged as the clear frontrunner during the primaries. As Trump’s approval begins to rise, it’s all hands on deck.
“Now’s the time to safeguard this democracy and fight for what we believe in,” Obama charged viewers. “This administration has shown it will tear our democracy down if that’s what it takes to win.”
President Trump’s momentum is building with just weeks until election day, and Democrats are scrambling to keep up as the one-two punch of coronavirus lockdowns and widespread political violence loses its power.
Democrats are fighting an uphill battle and the impending fight over the confirmation of a new Supreme Court Justice clearly has Democrats panicking.