Whenever anything unexpected happens, there are unintended consequences. Such is the case with the coronavirus and its impact on American politics. Rallies are out, and for good reason. Whoever heard of a rally in which supporters had to comply with six-foot social distancing rules?
After Super Tuesday it seems clear that the Democratic Establishment learned a valuable lesson from the Republicans after 2016. You can’t beat an insurgent candidate with a divided field, which necessarily means some candidates are gonna have to take one for the team.
But as things stand now, Bernie is the one Democrat who has something akin to a cult following, one in which it is virtually impossibly to pry away supporters. There is a fundamental difference between the Bernie Cult and the Trump Cult. Bernie’s has a rational foundation and Trump’s doesn’t.
Of course, I would be amiss if I didn’t mention the Gray Lady of liberalism herself, The New York Times. On Sunday they came out in support of not one, but TWO candidates for Democratic nominee: Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. Here’s some choice bits from their so-reasonable-it’s-actually-insane reasoning:
There aren’t that many perks to attending a school in northeast Missouri. The winters are bitterly cold, there seem to be more tornadoes, and
Now that Bernie Sanders is officially in the 2020 Presidential race, all of the old criticisms about him have resurfaced. Here are my responses
The primary will eventually devolve into a contest of personality rather than policy and we’ll judge candidates by their fundraising totals and not their policy agendas. Hopefully before we get there, we’ll have had a serious assessment of the candidates and thought about not just “who can beat Donald Trump” but “who do we want to be President.”
There’s nothing particularly sexy about what’s happening above the radar in Democratic politics. Primaries for Congress and states don’t start until well after the
The race for the 2020 Democratic nomination began at 11:30 PM, November 8th, 2016 when the networks projected that Donald Trump would carry the
Fortunately, Bernie Sanders has been getting a lot of air time recently. For the most part, the peripheral vision of the media has ranged