No Democrat in recent history has assembled a more powerful coalition than Barack Obama. As he himself has said, he could easily win a third term. Already there are troubling signs that this coalition has not re-assembled around either of our potential nominees. Primary turnout so far has been substantially lower than 2008, while Republican primary turnout is historically high. Having President Obama on the ballot would substantially increase our chances in this critical election. But how to do it, considering the Constitutional constraints?
Here’s how — once we have selected our nominee, be it either Clinton or Sanders, and it has become painfully clear, as I believe it will be, that the Republican Senate will not confirm a replacement for Justice Scalia, our nominee should announce that he or she will nominate a former constitutional law professor, one Barack Hussein Obama, to fill that Supreme Court vacancy.
That might just unite and energize Democrats, create enough passion, and drive enough turnout in November for the country to avoid the absolute disaster of a Trump, Rubio or Cruz presidency.
It might be worth a try.