Looking back at Obama on election nights past
Tuesday’s midterm election marks the beginning of the end of President Barack Obama’s career as an elected official — one that began 18 years ago in the Illinois Senate, and one that will end two years from now when he departs the nation’s highest office.
Though he’s a tried-and-true campaigner, Obama has had to stay out of sight this election cycle for fear of dragging down embattled Democrats with his tanking approval ratings. Though many races are tight, the GOP looks poised to pick up the six seats needed to seize control of the Senate.
Take a look back at one of history’s most gifted political campaigners before a series of second-term leadership crises forced him into the shadows.