01:48 16.11.2019 (updated 01:52 16.11.2019) Short URL
Former US President Barack Obama said on Friday that Democratic presidential candidates should not be too revolutionary, otherwise they might scare Americans.
He said radical stances would drive away many voters willing to vote for a Democratic candidate to head the White House. Although Obama did not speak specifically of any names, it seems that the former president was referring to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
From the leftmost wing of the Democratic Party, the two call for structural reforms in the American system. Sanders even talks sometimes about "revolution."
'Average American doesn't think we have to break with system'
"The average American doesn't think we have to completely break and remake the system. I think it's important for us not to lose sight of that," Obama told a donor convention in Washington, according to published by the AP agency.
Centrist Democratic groups fear that a far left stance would push away moderate, independent Republicans who would be essential for a victory against current President Donald Trump.
"There are a lot of persuading voters and a lot of Democrats out there who just want to see things make sense. They just don't want to see crazy things. They want to see things a little fairer. And how we deal with it is something I think it will be." important, "said the former president, who hardly gives public opinion on the Democratic primaries.
'Certain left-hand twitter feeds'
At Friday's event, however, Obama said that the most strident subtitle voices, especially on social media, do not necessarily represent the majority of its members. The meeting brought together members of the Democratic Alliance, made up of wealthy Americans who support the acronym.
"Even when we are bold in our view, we need to take root in the fact that voters, including persuadable Democrats and certainly independents or even moderate Republicans, are not driven by the same views reflected in certain, you know, Twitter feeds. left, "he mused.
The party is currently in a dispute between progressive wings and historic cadres, including former vice-president under the Obama administration, Joe Biden, considered a favorite to win the primaries.
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