Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Berning Question -- Update

UPDATE: Bernie Sanders isn't going anywhere. I get that he wants to -- and should -- drag Biden to the left. (That's what Sanders supporters want, too.) But he should really do this AFTER Biden's elected. No, this isn't the normal way of going about things. But this isn't a normal election.

After a disastrous night in Michigan, Democrats are eager to see where Bernie Sanders goes from here. Two people claim to have inside information, with very disparate takes. I’m, of course, hoping for the former but expecting the latter.

In his piece "Joe Biden is recreating the victorious urban-suburban-rural Nancy Pelosi coalition of 2018," Markos Moulitsas hits the nose on the head:
Quite explicitly, the Sanders campaign identified young voters and white working-class voters as their core. The reason their numbers are down by about half, just about everywhere, is because their young supporters never turned out, and that white working-class vote was happy to have another, more moderate penis to vote for.


jaragon said...

I doubt it

James Dwight Williamson said...

Go with total denial and Yamiche.