Obama Warns He Would Step In To Stop This Candidate If They Win The Nomination
We’ve heard former President Barack Obama say in the past as a warning to Democrats, to not lean too far left. Well, it looks like they have completely thrown that advice out the window.
However, a new report seems to suggest that maybe that wasn’t just a bit of helpful advice, but rather a threat. It looks like Obama has admitted that he’s actually prepared to step in and do something if Bernie Sanders wins the nomination. Wouldn’t this be interfering in our election?
“Back when Sanders seemed like more of a threat than he does now, Obama said privately that if Bernie were running away with the nomination, Obama would speak up to stop him,” Politico reports.
Sources close to Obama confirmed for Lizza that the former president, who campaigned on a far left platform but governed further towards the middle (though, still, substantially left of center), doesn’t view Sanders as a Democrat, and that, were Sanders to come close to snagging the all-important Democratic nod, Obama, who views himself as a “guardrail” and conscience for the party, would use his influence to reroute the nomination.
“He hasn’t said that directly to me,” an unidentified advisor told Lizza. “The only reason I’m hesitating at all is because, yeah, if Bernie were running away with it, I think maybe we would all have to say something. But I don’t think that’s likely. It’s not happening.”
I’m not so sure what he could really do about it if he wins the nomination. Surely, he can pull a Hillary and rig the entire DNC so that Bernie doesn’t win again, but once he has the nomination what could be done. And honestly, at this point, Bernie almost looks like he’d be better than some of the candidates which are even further left than Bernie is.