Obama: "I Am Confident" I Would Have Won This Election
Zero Hedge --
The ever humble Barack Obama has just wrapped up yet another "exit interview," this time with democratic political operative David Axelrod, in which he effectively throws the entire Hillary team under the bus for not connecting with voters while declaring that he would have beaten Donald Trump.
While recognizing that "a lot of people" now think that his whole "Hope & Change" mantra was nothing more than "a fantasy," Obama said he was confident he could have "mobilized a majority of Americans" where Hillary failed because he is better able to articulate the message of "Hope." The full interview with Axelrod can be heard on CNN.
"In the wake of the election and Trump winning, a lot of people have suggested that somehow, it really was a fantasy," Obama said of the hope-and-change vision he heralded in 2008. "What I would argue is, is that the culture actually did shift, that the majority does buy into the notion of a one America that is tolerant and diverse and open and full of energy and dynamism."
"I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it," Obama told his former senior adviser David Axelrod in an interview for the "The Axe Files" podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN.