Christie played on blind rage against the incumbent in just the same way as Obama did.
There was no way an incumbent president sitting on these kinds of economic figures could possibly be reelected.
The song also happened to call his opponent, incumbent Martin Van Buren, a “little squirt wirt wirt.”
incumbent President Thein Sein sat and watched the band stage-side, while a crowd danced and thumped behind gun-toting soldiers.
But the first job of a party out of power is to convince voters to fire the incumbent.
And there's nothing more you feel it incumbent upon you to do for me?
Was it not incumbent on her to do well, nay, to do brilliantly, in the eyes of this local magnate?
Much as he disliked the necessity, it was incumbent on him to perform an autopsy.
Every General who passed up or down felt it incumbent on him to visit the hospital.
Of this office he was the first incumbent, no Court of Queen's Bench having previously existed there.
early 15c., "person holding a church position," from Medieval Latin incumbentem (nominative incumbens) "holder of a church position," noun use of present participle of incumbere "to obtain or possess," from Latin incumbere "recline on," figuratively "apply oneself to," from in- "on" (see in- (2)) + -cumbere "lie down," related to cubare "to lie" (see cubicle). Extended to holders of any office from 1670s.
1560s, in relation to duties or obligations, from Latin incumbentem (nominative incumbens), present participle of incumbere (see incumbent (n.)). The literal, physical sense is rare in English and first attested 1620s.
One who holds a public office. By virtue of their experience in office, their exposure to the public, and their ability to raise campaign funds, incumbents usually have a significant advantage over opponents if they choose to run for reelection.