On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that under President Obama the Democratic Party’s bench has been destroyed and that’s why “when people talk about who’s going to run in 2020, they’re all octogenarians, or nearly,” and that Obama’s legacy was repudiated by voters in 2010, 2014, and 2016.
Krauthammer said, “Look, when Obama says nothing happened here. We lost one election. … I think he’s being semi-delusional. I mean, the damage that his party has suffered in his eight years in office are incalculable. They lost about 1,000 seats in the state legislatures. They have been decimated, in the states, in the governorships. They’ve lost the House. They’ve lost the Senate. And now, of course, the presidency. the reason that when people talk about who’s going to run in 2020, they’re all octogenarians, or nearly, is because the bench has been wiped out. It’s — there’s been a prairie fire. … Obama himself said in 2010, and 2014, and then 16, I’m not on the ballot but my policy, my legacy is. That’s exactly what happened, and his legacy was rejected, and I don’t think he understands that.”
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