Look, I am a progressive Democrat. I am proud of that. I make no bones about it. I’m going to make another point here. I believe that people should have access to health care. I believe they should have access to a good public education. I believe that workers deserve a higher minimum wage. I believe that collective bargaining is critical to the prospects of the middle class, and that pensions are vital to retirement, as long as they’re funded responsibly.
I believe we’re judged by how we care for the poor and the vulnerable. I believe that in order to live up to our ideals, we have to continually fight discrimination in all its forms. I believe in science, and the science behind things like climate change, and that a transition to cleaner sources of energy will help preserve the planet for future generations.
I believe in a tough, smart foreign policy that says America will never hesitate to protect our people and our allies, but that we should use every element of our power and never rush to war.
Those are the things I believe. But here’s the point I want to make. I believe that there are a lot of
Republicans who share many of these same values, even though they may disagree with me on the means to achieve them. I think sometimes my Republican colleagues make constructive points about outdated regulations that may need to be changed, or programs that even though well-intended, didn’t always work the way they were supposed to.
And where I’ve got an opportunity to find some common ground, that doesn’t make me a sellout to my own party.
So trying to find common ground doesn’t make me less of a Democrat or less of a progressive. It means I’m trying to get stuff done.
Вот примерно так и об этом надо было бы говорить Хиллари. Обама таки умелый оратор (зря Рубио пытается себя с ним сравнивать -- и рядом в этом смысле не лежал:)) Но она как-то череcчур энтузиастично пытается всех убедить, что она прогрессивнее Берни, и это получается плохо и фальшиво: нельзя играть на чужом поле, нужно найти и очертить свое.
А, вот еще подтверждение: White House press secretary says the President has a preference in the Democratic primary to replace him: Hillary Clinton.
Все это чрезвычайно во-время, как раз перед праймериз в штатах с большим количеством голосующих minorities.