Krauthammer: Bernie Sanders Is Actually Obama’s ‘Ideological Heir’

‘He was the one who openly said he would prefer a single-payer system like the Canadian system’

BAIER: "Charles." 
KRAUTHAMMER: "I don't think Obama's inclinations as expressed -- I thought rather mildly, pro Hillary -- are a matter of affection. I think it's the fact that with her, she's begun to wrap herself around him, around his legacy. You saw it in the last debate, she kept saying, 'Bernie's going to abandon ObamaCare, I will continue it.' Sanders is the one who wants to achieve the ultimate dreams of Obama over the ones he couldn't. He was the one who openly said he would prefer a single-payer system like the Canadian system, he obviously wasn't able to achieve it. Sanders is the one you would expect to be his ideological heir. I think Obama is calculating that the country is not going to elect Sanders, and if Sanders loses, a Republican's elected and everything he did, almost everything he did, including ObamaCare, disappears and he becomes a historical parenthesis. So what he's pushing for, he'd like to see, is any Democrat -- if it will be Hillary, it will be Hillary, he thinks she has a better chance. So that his legacy, such as it is, is continued." 
BAIER: "Meanwhile, it's his FBI and his Justice Department that really holds the key to whether Hillary Clinton wins or loses." 
KRAUTHAMMER: "That's why I think less important than Iowa, less important than New Hampshire, is the Comey vote. He's the head of the FBI. His will be decisive. If he makes a criminal referral, I think her candidacy probably will disintegrate, even if it's rejected by the Department of Justice."

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