Saturday, March 14, 2020

Never Biden

Most accounts I've read claim that what did Bernie in is the failure of young people--the heaviest Bernie supporting demographic--to turn out and vote. That's a big problem for the Dems. Now Politico is reporting that the problem goes much deeper:

"In Michigan — a state critical to Democrats’ efforts to reclaim their general election footing in the Rust Belt — just 2 of 5 Sanders backers said they would vote Democratic in November, regardless of who became the nominee, according to exit polls. Four in five said they'd be dissatisfied with Biden as the Democratic standard-bearer."


  1. There's a really amusing (other words come to mind) conclusion one can make when perusing the template used by media for these stories.

    The analytical premise/perspective is ALWAYS what Democrats have to do to reclaim ABCXYZ for the election. Every time.

    It's just assumed that any Republican strength or success is a fluke, an aberration, an accident of history to be promptly reversed. As if the Washington Generals beat the Harlem Globetrotters. It must not be allowed to stand long enough for anyone to record it for posterity.

    And, if I can add, the media perspective on negative stories is always: on Republicans when Republicans fuck up; on Republican reaction when Democrats fuck up--never on Democrats, i.e. "Republicans pounce."

    Just as Joe Biden's Ukrainian corruption leads to Trump's impeachment, because reasons...

    1. Democrat Media.
      (do a search on "journalists shower clinton with cash")

    2. "Journalists shower with Clinton".