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Dahleen Glanton: Barack Obama, what took you so long to come lead your troops?

Listening to former President Barack Obama make a midterm elections pitch for Democrats on Friday was like drinking a tall glass of ice water in the middle of the desert.

That's where many of us have been since Donald Trump took Obama's place in the White House - stuck in a desert of despair, anger and disbelief. My only question to Obama is: What took you so long to rally the troops?

For many Americans, Obama's return to the public arena was a reminder of that long-lost world of sanity in which we

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