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Obama unfazed by criticism at Democratic debate, source says

One name invoked frequently during Wednesday night's debate was that of former President Barack Obama, who has no plans to participate in the Democratic presidential campaign this year but is keeping tabs on the contest. A source familiar with his thinking wouldn't say whether the former president watched Tuesday and Wednesday's debates, but said Obama believes "his legacy is going to be fine, that there's a staying power to it and the things under attack by this president are high water marks for the country."

Friday, August 2, 2019
CBS News
Topics: 
2020 Election
Democrats
Obama Administration
Author Info: Ed O'Keefe
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One name invoked frequently during Wednesday night's debate was that of former President Barack Obama, who has no plans to participate in the Democratic presidential campaign this year but is keeping tabs on the contest. A source familiar with his thinking wouldn't say whether the former president watched Tuesday and Wednesday's debates, but said Obama believes "his legacy is going to be fine, that there's a staying power to it and the things under attack by this president are high water marks for the country."
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