November 13, 2019
How can these people agree on a ticket for 2020?
As the 2020 election season looms, we are reminded of two things. First, we will vote for president in 12 months. Second, the Democrats will have to put together a ticket at their convention in Milwaukee. How do they go home happy after their convention? They won't. This is a party with a "coalition too big" to get anything done, as Damon Linker wrote: It sounds like a joke — a political version of the old Yogi Berra one-liner about a local restaurant: "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." Yet however paradoxical, the statement about the Democrats may nonetheless be true. The party could well be too capacious to coalesce around any single candidate with sufficient intensity to take down President Trump. The Democratic electorate is extremely broad in ideological terms. During the last presidential cycle, a lifelong socialist independent who joined the Democrats only to...(Read Full Post)