In a podcast interview, former President Barack Obama gave advice to Democrats as they enter the final weeks before the November elections. He said that they should avoid being "buzzkills" and that they should stop with cancel culture.
During an interview with the hosts of the podcast "Pod Save America," Obama discussed a wide range of topics, such as the war in Ukraine and the Supreme Court. However, when it came to the upcoming elections, he gave Democrats some advice.
During the interview, Dan Pfeiffer, who was a senior advisor during Obama's time in office, opened the show by asking about the upcoming elections.
According to Pfeiffer, the Democrats are getting serious about the situation because the country is in a poor economic environment. However, unlike 2010, they have a few powerful arguments that are helping sway voters.
He said that the Democrats can win by pushing narratives that can paint the Republicans as extreme. For instance, they can use the January 6th riot in Washington as an example of how extreme the party is. Obama was then asked if he thought these issues could be integrated into a cohesive message during the campaign.
The main message that Obama wants to send to voters is that democracy should be preserved. He also said that Democrats need to find a way to build a "durable majority" in the Congress.
Obama said that the Democrats should avoid being "buzzkills." He noted that they sometimes get carried away by the success of his family and work. He also said that people sometimes want to feel that they are walking on eggshells. He said that everyone can make mistakes and that everyone should acknowledge that life is messy.
Obama also addressed the issue of the Democrats' fascination with cancel culture. He said that this idea was a losing proposition.