With opponents like the Democrats’ 2020 field, how will Donald Trump ever stop winning? Even ignoring the past week or two of triumph upon triumph, the fact remains that nothing the Democrats have to offer is likely to be remotely appealing to American voters outside the blue bubbles of the coastal cities and college campuses.
Previous presidents have benefited enormously from lacklustre opponents, of course. Against Reagan, the Democrats offered the eminently forgettable Walter Mondale and Mike Dukakis. In their turn, the Republicans ran such feeble, or downright repellent to even Republican voters, candidates like Bob Dole, insignificance gris Mitt Romney and John McCain against Clinton and Obama.
It’s an academic question, of course, whether those incumbent presidents were just lucky in their choice of opponent, or whether they were so dominant that nobody worthwhile bothered running against them. The fact remains, though, that Donald Trump will be laughing all the way to November.
Unless the Democrat machine rigs the primaries as ruthlessly and openly as it did in 2016, it’s looking increasingly likely that the party rank-and-file’s candidate of choice is fossilised socialist, Bernie Sanders. While Sanders excites the same crowd of the feckless and indigent who are ever attracted to socialism, his appeal is strictly limited, even for other Democrats.
While Sanders is coming out of Iowa with a win (though, oddly, not the most delegates, because of a strange quirk in the Iowa caucus system), it does not appear that the Vermont socialist made a dent in President Donald Trump’s key demographics or, for that matter, among Democrats who weren’t already self-described Bernie-acs.
NBC News reports that Sanders had “limited crossover appeal” in Iowa[…] “The entrance poll showed him with limited crossover appeal outside of his young, very liberal base.”
“Sanders got just 8 percent support from Iowa caucus-goers 45 and older,” NBC says. “And among seniors 65-plus, it was just 4 percent.” Worse still, Sanders underperformed among self-described “moderates” and those who call themselves “somewhat liberal,” — two key audiences for Trump’s economic policies, especially in the all-important battleground states.
He’s also having a hard time putting together the same coalition of Democratic voters that united behind Hillary Clinton — and that includes an inability to motivate young, college educated white women, who have been the main motivating force against Trump.
When even Hillary Clinton is more appealing, you know a candidate is a dud.
Even Sanders’s fanatical cheerleaders, the infamous “BernieBros”, are turning other Democrats off.
CNN reports that Sanders’ supporters have been employing “aggressive tactics” online and in real life, essentially bullying his detractors out of the public square, and demanding Sanders be nominated.https://www.dailywire.com/news/bernie-sanders-did-not-expand-the-electorate-lost-moderates-women-older-voters
As even rusted-on Democrat strategist James Carville is admitting, “it’s like we’re losing our damn minds.”
“We have candidates on the debate stage talking about open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration,” Carville said. “They’re talking about doing away with nuclear energy and fracking. You’ve got Bernie Sanders talking about letting criminals and terrorists vote from jail cells[…] there’s no chance in hell we’ll ever win the Senate with Sanders at the top of the party defining it for the public.”https://www.dailywire.com/news/top-democrat-strategist-james-carville-on-2020-elections-were-losing-our-damn-minds-people-dont-want-to-hear-this-st
And you can bet that the Donald is more than happy about that.
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