Listen: President Trump, President Obama And Don Meyer discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Ex e. So, you know, a lot of the people whose names are being bandied about you can't beat someone with no one. So so handicapped this for me starting with a guy who I think would be the front runner. He's now hinting. He said this week he'd be the most qualified candidate. And that's the guy that you and I worked with in the White House the vice president Joe Biden. Well, here's my. Avid different premise trying to look for history draw lessons. Jimmy Carter Bill Clinton, Barack Obama. All younger than the age of fifty all from outside of Washington. And obviously President Obama was a Senator, but he barely impacted suitcase before he started running all of them to governor southern states. I my general rule is that has would that has worked for us. When President Trump. Gets attacked on his tweets. A usually communicates his base. He's the outside of China change, Washington. The last thing I think we need a nominee who owns Washington he stayed there longer than two weeks. I really don't think that's our place. It's not only work not work for us, historically. So I'm not my attitude is who brings a fresh face an energy that contrast with Donald Trump, and I don't think and I and then there's demographics meaning who to working working class voters. And I believe that's very very important not gonna just win it in suburban urban coalition. Lemme ask you though, because the you describe an outsider someone under fifty someone from the south, and you just put a big foot on the butt of Beto O'Rourke a couple of days ago. And you said he was you call them a loser. And you said we don't usually advance losers and that created a big stir because. The guy did better in Texas than anybody has in twenty years. Democrat Ray seventy million dollars became a national figure. Okay. What I said was look at what we're communicating I one in great, Admiral and Myra what he did what he did in that area and not only fundraising but also on his vote. My point was about the party. What party takes person who led the party to the greatest wins in the house since Watergate and says, we're gonna cut your knees off. And then says we want to nominate somebody who didn't do who didn't win. It wasn't about him. I admire what he did. It's about our party that I Don Meyer in the second thing is because we're literally syncing election UniteR talking. It's one month. And we said anything to the voters about the minimum wage said anything to the voters about we're gonna move a prescription drug cost control Bill, and we said anything to the voters about what we're gonna do on insurance companies or student loans. We've actually only talked about either who's going to be in the house leadership or who's gonna be what persons we're gonna nominate pretty we haven't said a single thing in one month to the voters of this country who just said, we need you to help you. And so my point is our party is actually is not what he did. I'm and Meyer in it's not, you know, tone. I don't know who should be the nominee of the Democratic Party in tone and tenor. He he presented a great counterpoint. And that's why he did. Well, and it seems to me that the party needs a primary and to determine who the nominees should be obviously, David did I say anywhere that we should never primary. Wait what kind of question? I of course, we're gonna have a primary I said he should run and put his name forward. But my point was one month after the election. We're talking about that we're talking about the house speaker, and we've said to the voters bupkus nothing zero they voted for a change.."