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The former President Barack Obama offers words of wisdom to the activists and candidates; Peter Doocy reports from Concord, New Hampshire.
The former President Barack Obama on Friday warned of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to pay attention to what the voters are really thinking — a warning that most of them do not want to “tear down the system.”
“The average American thinks that we will tear down completely the system and make it. And I think it is important for us not to lose sight of that,” Obama said.
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“There are a lot of persuadable voters, and there are a lot of Democrats out there that just want to see what is useful. You just do not want to see crazy things,” he said. “You want to fair things up a little more, you want things a little more only. And as we approach that, I think, important.”
The two-term democratic President made the remarks during a meeting with the democracy Alliance, a group of wealthy Democratic donors. He was interviewed by Stacey Abrams, lost to Georgia in the gubernatorial race last year.
Obama has remained largely on the sidelines on the 2020 primaries, and still has not appointed a candidate-even as a former Vice-President Joe Biden, his name on numerous occasions. But Obama has comments that he is nervous about the drift to the extreme left on a number of issues, the parts of the Democratic party
On Friday he did not mention any candidates by name, but quoted on immigration and the reform of the health care system as examples of where the Democrats are, perhaps, out-of-sync with the wider electorate.
Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., both of which have announced plans to immigration and “Medicare-for-all” and in the last few weeks. Warren ‘s government-led overhaul of the health care system finally, the abolition of the private health insurance and costs $52 trillion, while Sanders’ immigration plan includes radical policies, including care for illegal immigrants and a moratorium on all deportations.
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“Even if we said, push the envelope, and we are bold in our vision we also have the anchoring in reality, and the fact that the voters, including the Democratic voters, and certainly persuadable independents or even moderate Republicans, are not driven by the prospect of the be played on certain, you know, the left-wing Twitter feeds”, Obama.
The comment about Twitter comments, which he made in the last month, as the former President of the bat to “woke” the virtue of registration and cancel the culture of, say, a Chicago audience to “get over took a side,” their obsessions with ideological purity tests.
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“The idea of purity and you will never be at risk, and they are always awakened politically, and all that stuff, you should be over quickly,” said Obama. “The world is chaotic. It is not clear. People, the really good stuff have defects. The people you fight can love your children, and share things with them.”
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and The Associated Press contributed to this report.