Get Ready: Barack Obama Is Jumping Back into the Political Game
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Get Ready: Barack Obama Is Jumping Back into the Political Game

Barack and Michelle Obama have certainly been busy since leaving the White House, but kiteboarding on Richard Branson’s private island, hiring interns, and signing whopping book deals are apparently just the beginning for these two. Though they only left office a few short months ago, Barack Obama is already getting back into politics.

According to Politico, the former President will be taking on a gig with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which deals with issues around gerrymandering.

In case you’re unfamiliar, gerrymandering, (a topic President Trump’s friend-turned foe Arnold Schwarzenegger has gotten rather heated about in the past) is the act of manipulating an electoral constituency to favor one political party over another.

Obama made his aim apparent over on Twitter, where he retweeted a post from his and Michelle’s Obama Foundation regarding neighborhood leadership.

Though it may not sound quitttteee as exciting as kiteboarding with Richard Branson, Obama’s new focus is certainly an important enough issue to warrant his return, particularly now, with Republicans heavily in control of Congress. And if you ask former Attorney General Eric Holder, Barack Obama is totally ready for it, saying, “It’s coming. He’s coming. And he’s ready to roll.”

What do you think about Barack Obama’s new political gig? Do you think we’ll see him take on other political roles in the future? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t Elite Daily, photo via Bill Pugliano/Getty)