The Politics Thread Nov 9, 2019 19:42:36 GMT -5
Post by 912thamwuser on Nov 9, 2019 19:42:36 GMT -5
But I do agree with you about mainstream media possibly muddying the waters.
I want to support whoever the candidate is that wins the nomination, but I still have my own personal preferences.
One more factor is that Doug Jones' (ALBM) and Claire McCaskill's (MSOR) voting records never helped the working class, and people have widely hypothesized that they only won because they they were competing against a child predator and a rape apologist respectively. My preliminary instinct also tells me that, with how little is known about Andy Beshear's platform, that Matt Bevin lost more to his own attacks on teachers than his actual opponent. Simply put, some of these upsets might say a lot more about the Republicans who lost than the Democrats who won. Especially considering all of that, even with those upset victories by Wassermancrats over the hard-right, I'm still not convinced their centrism was why. West Virginia either voted for Sanders over Rodham in the '016 primaries, or said they supported Sanders over Rodham among registered Democrats in a poll, fueling a hypothesis that voters place progressive populists above far-right pseudo-populists above establishment Democrats above the Republicans' worst sexual perverts. I still think it's more populism over establishment than center over left.