Barack Obama: ‘I Don’t Care’ If You Like the Nominee, Just Vote Democrat
Former president wants Democrats to get behind nominee
Former President Barack Obama seems to be desperate for Democrats to find an obvious leader and doesn’t care if they like the 2020 candidate or not.
Obama told tech leaders during a fundraiser in Silicon Valley on Thursday:
“Everybody needs to chill out about the candidates, but gin up about the prospect of rallying behind whoever emerges from this process."
There are currently 16 candidates running for the Democratic nomination, with just four who are polling in double figures.
A few are as low as 1% or even 0%.
But the former president said whoever gets the nod should get the vote.
“There will be differences” between the candidates," Obama said.
“But I want us to make sure that we keep in mind that, relative to the ultimate goal, which is to defeat a president and a party that has … taken a sharp turn away from a lot of the core traditions and values and institutional commitments that built this country,” those differences are “relatively minor.”
“The field will narrow, and there’s going to be one person, and if that is not your perfect candidate and there are certain aspects of what they say that you don’t agree with and you don’t find them completely inspiring the way you’d like, I don’t care,” he said.
“Because the choice is so stark and the stakes are so high that you cannot afford to be ambivalent in this race.”
Obama seems to be implying voters should blindly vote for any Democrat, regardless of whether or not they like them.
Perhaps the reason behind Obama's desperation can be put into perspective with the likes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who drew fewer than 100 people to a South Carolina “Environmental Justice” forum, despite being a front runner.
According to a Gallup poll released a released last week, just 66% of the party say they’re enthusiastic about the upcoming election.
Last week, Obama warned he would 'step in' if the Democrats nominated Bernie Sanders.
The report shredded light on what the former president really thinks about the state of the current Democratic presidential candidates.
Obama was discussing the potential 2020 Democratic presidential nominees with friends and told advisors that he doesn’t believe Joe Biden has the wherewithal to serve in the nation’s highest office.
But the former president has otherwise remained on the fence, refusing to give out any endorsements.