Hickenlooper booed in San Francisco for denouncing socialism

Hickenlooper booed in San Francisco for denouncing socialism San Francisco democratic activists booed former Colorado Governor D on Saturday after he warned party faithful about the perils of embracing socialism in socialist positions ahead of next year's presidential race Hickenlooper a former governor of a purple state won by just four point nine percent of the vote in 2016 said Republicans would use the Democratic flirtation with socialism to paint the entire party as outside the mainstream of the political spectrum if we want to beat and achieve big progressive goals socialism is not the answer you can lubricates to the California Democratic Party convention some delegates meeting and perhaps the most liberal city in America would you can looper polling near the bottom of the 24 candidate Democratic field anticipated the reaction he amassed a centrist record as governor working with a republican-controlled legislature for most of his two terms in office though he scored progressive wins in his final two years on the job after Democrats reclaimed control of the State House and Senate he said allowing Republicans to define the Democratic brand would hurt the party's chances of winning the White House in 2020 dot if we don't draw a clear distinction between Democrats and our candidates and socialism the Republicans will paint us into a corner but we can't get out of here ken looper told the hill in an interview shortly after his speech massive government expansions may not be strictly speaking socialism but trust me Republicans will make it seem like socialism in places like Ohio and Michigan and North Carolina and Wisconsin places we have to win to be Trump will be starting out ten yards behind we need to be laser focused on winning this election and that's going to mean focusing on kitchen-table programs that will actually improve people's quality of life he said if he is included in the first Democratic presidential debate later this month in Miami Hickenlooper is likely to portray himself as a pragmatic contrast to candidates who have positioned themselves much farther to the left who can Lubriderm ik rat ik National Committee's two thresholds for being included in the debate after receipt at least one percent support in three public surveys he has not yet collected the 65 thousand donors necessary to meet the second threshold if more than 20 candidates qualify for the debates those who have not met both thresholds risk missing out on the debate stage thanks for watching hit that like button and do subscribe to get notified on upcoming videos you


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