This just left liberals stunned…
Former President Barack Obama warned a group of leftist donors that Democrats must be cognizant of public sentiment going into the 2020 election.
The former president spoke to a group of liberal donors in Washington, DC and suggested that the far-left ideas articulated and pursued by some of the candidates in the Democrat primary could turn away potential voters.
“Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision we also have to be rooted in reality,” Obama said. “The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it.”
Obama refrained from naming a specific candidate, but he, according to the New York Times, “cautioned that the universe of voters that could support a Democratic candidate — Democrats, independents, and moderate Republicans — are not driven by the same views reflected on ‘certain left-leaning Twitter feeds’ or ‘the activist wing of our party.’”
I don’t think we should be deluded into thinking that the resistance to certain approaches to things is simply because voters haven’t heard a bold enough proposal and if they hear something as bold as possible then immediately that’s going to activate them.
“For those who get stressed about robust primaries, I just have to remind you I had a very robust primary,” Obama added. “I’m confident that at the end of the process we will have a candidate that has been tested.”