Rather than drag in a bunch of other issues, Democrats need to make the 2020 election solely about Trump. That’s how to will win. Forget other issues for now. Make it completely about Trump, his corruption, greed, sex crimes, contempt for the law, and incompetence. The other issues come later, after a Democrat is elected president.
To guarantee a victory Democrats need to grab as much of the center vote as possible. That means appealing to moderates who aren’t particularly interested in being woke. They just want the country to go back to some semblance of normality. Woke isn’t going to win the election because that’s not where the crucial votes are. The hard left will mostly vote for the Democrat anyway as they have no other place to go, especially since the Green Party will almost certainly nominate Howie Hawkins who is unknown outside the party and Jill Stein isn’t running.
And please Democrats, stop triumphant woke blather about socialism, because it’s counter-productive.
1) A recent poll shows that talk about socialism completely turns off many voters. You want four more years of Trump? Talk about how woke socialist Democrats are. Because that’s pretty much the only way Trump can win.
2) AOC and Bernie Sanders aren’t actually socialist. Neither have called for state ownership of the means of production to replace capitalism, which is what socialism is. Both basically are New Deal Democrats who want a serious safety net. Which is great! But why call it socialism, because it’s not.
Nor is saying they are Democratic Socialists who want Nordic style socialism, because those countries are capitalist to the bone too. Norway has the largest sovereign wealth fund on the planet. That’s not socialism. They absolutely treat their citizens well with free education and free healthcare. We should do the same. But again, that’s not socialism.
Also, yowling about the unfairness of the Electoral College is pointless. We will have it in 2020 and probably for decades to come, as it would require a Constitutional amendment to replace it.
So let’s make the election all about Trump and nothing else. That’s how we win.
Poll: Majority of Americans say they would not vote for a ‘socialist’
In a new Hill.TV/HarrisX American Barometer poll released Tuesday, an overwhelming majority of respondents, 76 percent, said they would not vote for a “socialist” political candidate, while only 24 percent of those polled said they would vote for a socialist candidate.