Now, Warren and Sanders supporters seem to be all in, but Obama has a different outlook. The former president professed that most people in America lack interest in a complete “tear down” of the system. Obama moreover stated that Americans are “rightly” cautious of massive changes; then, he expressed that authentic leadership is not the same as creativity and boldness.
Obama wades into the 2020 race, warning of the dangers of listening to “certain left-leaning twitter feeds” or “the activist wing of our party.”
“Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision we also have to be rooted in reality," he said. https://t.co/OioCWy4pbv
— Lisa Lerer (@llerer) November 16, 2019
Obama’s remarks at Democracy Alliance mirror censure he delivered of the “woke left” last month.
In the former president’s own words:
“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff — you should get over that quickly. The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws.”
Moderatism vs. Progressivism
The Democrat Party is presently ensnared in a battle over the future of the party. Obama’s censure of those who wish to take the party in a more progressive direction is already facing some dissent.