Right now, it’s to get elected without revealing it
When was the last time you have heard President Obama say anything of substance? As a matter of fact, when was the last time you heard President Obama say anything? (Schmooze sessions with his press corps fans after hiding for two months do not count.)
The Obama administration is more than happy to limit the president to fundraisers and hanging out with celebrities because they know when he is forced to articulate a vision for the country, it will be in stark contrast to the vision of most Americans—Democrat, Republican, or Independent. We’ll see if he can skate by on political rhetoric at the debates.
Kimberley A. Strassel of the Wall Street Journal has this analysis:
Most voters understand that a second Obama term means the continuation of ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank financial regulations. But there is also the carte blanche that re-election will give the president to supercharge those laws, which are only now entering key rulemaking periods. The same Obama appointees who have already taken vast liberties with these laws (see: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s ObamaCare slush fund) will be crafting the new regulations. The bureaucrats will also have four more years to put in place key civil servants who can be counted on to keep the rules going even past an Obama administration.