In this video, Barack Obama sits with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for an interview and answers questions on conservatism, building a working majority for change and reaching out to Republicans. Unlike his opponent, who has continuously attacked the tenets of liberalism by characterizing Obama as a “redistributor” and socialist, Obama refuses to alienate Independents and moderate Republicans. “I just want to make sure that I’m leaving the door open to people who say to themselves, ‘Well, I’m a member of the Republican party and I remember people like Chuck Percy in Illinois and Abraham Lincoln of Illinois,’ ” he said. “There are some core values that historically have been important to the Republican party but just have not been observed over the last several years.”
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