Accelerate the Endgame’: Obama’s Role in Wrapping Up the Primary
April 14, 2020 at 7:40 PM - Views: 86 #302946JonLPParticipant
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Well, maybe a pinkie. Last year, Mr. Obama consulted with Mr. Biden’s team on campaign strategy, and he bucked up Mr. Biden after his loss in the Iowa caucuses. In a private dinner last fall with members of the liberal Democracy Alliance, Mr. Obama offered thinly veiled criticism of Mr. Sanders’s “revolutionary” policies and opined that voters wanted change, not to “tear down the system.”
Mr. Obama is relieved that the Democratic contest is over early, but he had other plans for 2020 — hoping to finish, publish and promote his White House memoirs before the campaign kicked into high gear.
He had intended to engage publicly only after the convention (now scheduled for August, at the earliest), in line with his fall barnstorming campaign on behalf of Mrs. Clinton in 2016 and congressional candidates in 2018. He resisted calls by some Democratic officials earlier this year to intervene on Mr. Biden’s behalf in the wake of Mr. Sanders’s victory in the Nevada caucuses, arguing that he did not want to “thumb the scale” for his friend.
Nonetheless, he was becoming more agitated by the state of the race as Mr. Sanders surged, and Mr. Biden slumped. By late February, he was telling people in his orbit that he thought Mr. Biden’s campaign had an alarming lack of “infrastructure” and shared his doubts about Mr. Biden’s belief that he could win the nomination after losing Iowa and New Hampshire.
April 14, 2020 at 7:42 PM #302948Ohio BarbarianModerator
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As for Obama, well, I’ll just say he’s a corporatist pig with an ego bigger than a billionaire’s yacht and leave it there.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
If Democrats don’t stand for the people, why should people stand for them?--Jim Hightower
April 14, 2020 at 8:44 PM #302966HaikugalModerator
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I’m with you OB…Obama the con man. Smooth talker, slow walker and general smoke blower.
April 14, 2020 at 9:43 PM #302996A Simple GameParticipant
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He made me finally realize that voting for the lesser of two evils, even if they win, is still a wasted vote. I no longer vote against someone, I now only vote for the best candidate regardless of whether they have a chance of winning or not.
April 14, 2020 at 9:43 PM #302997BearianParticipant
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April 14, 2020 at 9:46 PM #302998JunkerParticipant
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No hope and no change. Get used to it. No matter who wins that what we working people get.
April 14, 2020 at 10:03 PM #303004djean111Participant
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No hope, no change. That should be the Democratic Party’s motto.
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April 14, 2020 at 10:24 PM #303015N2DocParticipant
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He has been really effective at it, more so than any Republican.
April 14, 2020 at 10:29 PM #303020FedUpParticipant
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I will never understand the Obama love. He was a fraud from the get go. I listened carefully to his speeches back in 08 and it was obvious he was doing nothing but throwing out platitudes. As President, he was all about the photo op. Breeze into a soup kitchen on a holiday. Throw on an apron. Smile for the camera. Be outta there. The “wham bam thank you ma’am President.” Difference between him and Joe is Joe would have to be reminded several times where he was when his aides positioned him in front of the soup and they’d have to point him toward the camera. This is the best the DNC can do? We’re fucked.
April 15, 2020 at 1:32 AM #303098
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