Via Politico, President Selfie rallies support for Hillary:
An angry Obama puts himself on the ballot
The president delivers a rip-roaring speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner.
The NY Times puts it differently:
Obama Sees ‘Personal Insult’ if Blacks Don’t Rally for Hillary Clinton
By Amy Chozick and Julie Jirschfeld Davis Sept 18 2016
With Democratic leaders increasingly worried about a lack of passion for Hillary Clinton among young black voters, President Obama is rolling out a new and more personal campaign message: “It’s about me.”
The president told African-Americans this weekend he would consider it a “personal insult” if they did not vote for Mrs. Clinton, implicitly putting his name on the line as his former secretary of state struggles to replicate the coalition that delivered him victories in 2008 and 2012.
Isn't suggesting that Hillarity! can't get this done without a man's help like, sexist, or mansplaining, or something? Libs! Who can keep up?
Donna Brazile, no mansplainer she, conforms to gender stereotypes by botching a sports metaphor:
“That speech went beyond the room. It went beyond the moment,” said Donna Brazile, the interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. “That was the president essentially saying, ‘Don’t leave it on the field.’”
Say what? "Don't leave it on the field" might be advice you give to an absent-minded eight year old who is constantly losing his (or her!) baseball mitt. In the heat of athletic competition the conventional exhortation is to deliver a maximum effort by leaving everything on the field. Sort of like, well, a manager telling a pitcher to give the team one more inning and empty the tank (a car and gasoline metaphor, for the Uber-addicted among us).
Now to be fair, a less common meaning of "leave it on the field" is to leave the past in the past - you lost, the refs were dreadful, your opponents cheated, the field was muddy, but it's over so move on. Tomorrow is another day!
So maybe Ms. Brazile meant that Obama's supporters should not leave "it" (The election? Obama's legacy?) on the field because the game is not over. That is a pretty subtle reminder.