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Tue Jan 26, 2016, 09:16 PM

 

Oh-Oh! Obama to have private chat with Bernie Sanders on Wednesday

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-to-have-private-chat-with-bernie-sanders-on-wednesday-2016-01-26?siteid=YAHOOB

No formal agenda for meeting, no endorsement expected

President Barack Obama plans to hold a private meeting at the White House on Wednesday with Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is surging in the early state polls in the Democratic president contest. Sanders and the president will have a private Oval Office meeting, according to White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

“The President and Sen. Sanders first discussed this meeting last December when Sen. Sanders attended the Congressional Holiday Ball. The two will meet privately in the Oval Office and there will be no formal agenda,” Earnest said.


The meeting comes after Obama heaped praise on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and dismissed comparisons between Sanders’ rise in the early state polls and Obama’s groundbreaking 2008 campaign against Clinton.

“She can govern and she can start here, day one, more experienced than any non-vice-president has ever been who aspires to this office,” he said about Clinton in an interview with Politico released Monday.

“I think Bernie came in with the luxury of being a complete longshot and just letting loose,” said Obama. “I think Hillary came in with the both privilege and burden of being perceived as the front-runner. And, as a consequence, you know, where they stood at the beginning probably helps to explain why the language sometimes is different.”


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just don't drink the polonium-laced tea, Bernie!

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Proserpina Jan 2016 OP
RobertEarl Jan 2016 #1
Proserpina Jan 2016 #2
RobertEarl Jan 2016 #4
n2doc Jan 2016 #3
Proserpina Jan 2016 #5
nashville_brook Jan 2016 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2016 #6
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2016 #9
Arazi Jan 2016 #7
MissDeeds Jan 2016 #11
roody Jan 2016 #12
Arazi Jan 2016 #13
roody Jan 2016 #14
SandersDem Jan 2016 #8
Bad Bad JuJu Jan 2016 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2016 #16

Response to Proserpina (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 09:20 PM

1. Obama wants advice

 

And he wants Bernie to invite Obama to visit the WH a year from now.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 09:25 PM

2. possible....would Obama humble himself in that fashion?

 

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Response to Proserpina (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 09:27 PM

4. Not humble

 

Just good politics.

I'd be willing to bet Michele is a Bernie voter. And to Michele, Barack be humble?

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Response to Proserpina (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 09:26 PM

3. Bernie can stand up to anyone

I am not worried. Maybe the President wants to know why Sanders opposes his FDA appointment?

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Response to n2doc (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 09:27 PM

5. you mean...policy?

 

Very unlikely.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 09:50 PM

10. that's a possibility.

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Response to Proserpina (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 09:30 PM

6. Might be a discussion about Sanders' opposition to the FDA director nominee.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 09:44 PM

9. You might be right

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Response to Proserpina (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 09:32 PM

7. Taking Bernie out of Iowa at a crucial moment?



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Response to Arazi (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 10:23 PM

11. That is exactly what I'm afraid of

 

If I was Bernie, I'd opt for a phone call and remind Obama that he certainly realizes how crucial stump speeches and meet and greets are at this point in a campaign. If the president insists that Bernie meet with him at the WH, I'd be very suspicious of his motives.

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Response to Arazi (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 12:05 AM

12. We don't need Bernie here right now.

He has been here so much and we have it covered.

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Response to roody (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 12:06 AM

13. Ok nt

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Response to Arazi (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 12:45 AM

14. This man is feeling the Bern!

I just got an email. He will be here Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun!

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Response to Proserpina (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 09:38 PM

8. my hope is

that he walks out of the White House with secret Service protection!

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Response to SandersDem (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 01:00 AM

15. My hope is that he walks out of the White House.

OK, I exaggerate. But I can't help but worry. Too, too many times. Lost dreams. Lost hopes.

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Response to Proserpina (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 01:05 AM

16. Bernie is a professional. He will be FINE.

He can spend some time away with the President.

Not to worry!

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