Ted Rall, cartoon
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Back in 2008, Barack Obama took the nation by storm by campaigning on Hope and Change. Now, with 2020 on the horizon and change badly needed, he wants Democrats to forego a bold agenda.

Barack Obama, who won the 2008 presidential election on a “hope and change” platform, has apparently cooled on the idea of Democrats standing for bold action to address the country’s problems. 

In what was viewed as a rebuke of the progressive wing of his party, Obama warned that voters don’t want to “tear down the system.” So, the candidates who want to make sure all Americans have healthcare or can attend college without going into debt for the rest of their lives are put on notice: That kind of change isn’t Obama-approved. 


  • Ted Rall

    Ted Rall is an American columnist, syndicated editorial cartoonist, and author. His most recent book is "The Stringer," a graphic novel in which journalism meets "Breaking Bad."

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