Today, former U.S. President Barack Obama released a second round of endorsements for the 2018 midterm elections in a tweet, including this text:
Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service. They deserve your vote:
Here is a link to the tweet:https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1046803503988006912
He had earlier released his first "wave" of endorsements on August 1st:
Today I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent:
My question is pretty straight-forward: Why is the former president releasing his endorsements in separate waves? Is this a political strategy, a result of the primary calendar, or a result of some vetting process? Perhaps there is a reason that has not occurred to me yet?
I would also be curious:
Should we expect more rounds of endorsements from President Obama?
Of what import are these endorsements apart from giving candidates the ability to cite them in campaigning efforts? Do they indicate that the former president plans to campaign for these candidates further leading up to the election?