At the start of this election cycle I was pleased even proud to see that Dems were embracing progressivism….actual embracing not giving it some lip service……and then Covid-19 reared its ugly head and I fear that it not only killed Americans but the progressive movement as well.
For progressive activists, this primary season started off with a bang. They won a close race in Illinois, lost a close one in Texas, and have many other competitive candidates running across the country.
But the coronavirus pandemic has the potential to roil these races in unpredictable ways. The end of direct voter contact and door-to-door canvassing — tactics used by underdog progressives to even the odds against better-funded opponents — could potentially handicap these challengers.
After losing to conservative Democrat Dan Lipinski in Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District in 2018, progressive challenger Marie Newman reversed the outcome this year, topping the incumbent by a comfortable 3.5 percent. And that was not the only hopeful sign for the party’s left wing.
Now that the progressive leader has decided to bow out of the hunt for the nomination…..https://lobotero.com/2020/04/08/2020-dem-candidates-this-is-the-end/ ….where does that leave the movement and the young that make up the bulk of the progressive support?
Will they jump on the bandwagon for Biden?
A group of progressive, youth-led organizations on Wednesday released an open letter to former Vice President Joe Biden urging the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to “champion the bold ideas” that have energized younger voters.
The new letter, signed by coalition of eight youth movement leaders—including Alliance for Youth Action, March for Our Lives Action Fund, and the Sunrise Movement—was released the same day Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced the end of his presidential campaign run and just as Biden responded with a statment in which he appealed to Sanders supporters saying, “I understand the urgency of what it is we have to get done in this country,” and vowed to defeat President Donald Trump in the general election.
But to realize that victory and win them over, the groups wrote, Biden still has a lot of work to do.
One thing to consider…..since 2000 centrists Dems have lost….Gore, Kerry, Hillary and Obama won but as a centrist in progressive clothing…..
We have an election coming that has nothing for the voter….only a vote for dumb and dumber…..
There’s an interesting parallel between Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 Democratic primary and Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 Republican primary. Both ran weak campaigns that managed, through completely different means, to dominate “free” media coverage when it mattered most. And that free coverage outweighed all their election efforts’ floundering in other areas—fundraising, advertising, volunteer support, strategic communication choices. Their shared success, despite their glaring limitations, suggests that the general election will probably be decided by which candidate is better able to manipulate the topics that the mainstream media chooses to cover. That’s true even in the modern era of microtargeted advertising and social-media-enabled disinformation; and it’s particularly relevant as we begin to imagine what electoral campaigns will look like in the midst of (or, hopefully, the aftermath of) the Covid-19 pandemic.
So to answer the question…yes progressive politics id dead for awhile killed by the Covid-19.
If we elect another spineless centrist nothing will change…..wages will be lacking, racial division will continue…..health care will remain a joke…..and endless wars shall continue…..personally this is not what I want for my country and its people.
Let’s look at the markets…..after Bernie bows out and Biden becomes the presumptive nominee the markets rose 700 points….that should tell any voter everything they need to know about Biden’s governing style.
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