Transcript for Donna Brazile on Obama leaving party in debt, what Democrats must do to win in 2020
The book is called "Hacked." Great title. Thank you. You also -- you're a little mad at Obama. You say he left the party in debt, but he left the country much stronger, I think. But was his job to bail out the party also? Who messed up are the money? Where did all that money go? Well look, president Obama raised hundreds of millions of dollars for Democrats over the years. Okay. But as in the 2012 campaign there were still serious debts and then the president had us take out a loan to help the candidates in 2014. We came up short in 2014. So the party was in debt. $23.5 million of which Hillary went out to help raise some of that money along with Joe Biden and others to ensure that we had enough money to compete in 2016. Okay. So I just want to clear up -- Don't use the word mad. I was disappointed, frustrated. I'm rarely mad, but when I get mad -- We'll know. You were mad this week. You said they can go to hell. You were mad. I should have chanld my mother and Michelle Obama and say when they go low, I go high. Instead, I was challenge my father. I went lower. I'm sorry, dad. Let's look forward. 2018, 2020, what does the democratic party have to do to win? Who runs? Raise some money. Let me empty this water and start with the cup right here. Do you think there's a candidate out there? I think there ane plenty of grfat candidates. First the Democrats have to do very well today. If you live in Virginia go out and vote. If you live in New Jersey go out and vote. If you live in New York City go out and vote. If you live in Alabama in a few weeks we need you to go out and vote. We need you to vote in Utah. We need you to vote. That's the number one problem for Democrats. If you wanted for Bernie, we need you to stand up for those values in 2017. 2018, 2018, sunny, is critical. Three fourths of the nation's governors will be re-elected or elected. Ten of the largest states, Meghan, you know about this, there are crucial senate races, 36 races, 36 gubernatorial. Because we have races in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. So if we get past 2018, the Democrats get on their feet, I think by 2020 we will have -- I count 50 candidates who are interested. Really? 50, 50. Whoopi, are you on that list? Hell no. Hell no. I can do more -- I can reek more havoc here than I can from there. Maybe 49. That's right. Thanks to Donna Brazile. Her new book "Hacks: The inside story of the break-ins and breakdowns that put Donald Trump in the white house," is available now. And you know what, y'all? Y'all are going to get a copy of
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