As the election cycle heats up, there’s a real worry that a Democrat like Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren may win the election.
Just because it doesn’t seem like a Democrat will win out over Trump next year, it could happen as we must keep in mind that Trump was a clear underdog in 2020 but still won.
Fortunately for conservatives, Hillary Clinton did something in 2016 that could cost Democrats BIG in 2020.
Back in 2015 and 2016, Clinton was the clear frontrunner for the Democrat party. It appeared she had all the credentials a qualified presidential candidate needed to win.
She was a former Senator.
A former first lady.
And a former Secretary of State.
Back then, it would have been hard to argue any of those qualities would have worked against her and cost her the election.
The issue is, those attributes and the scandal involving the Clintons colluding with the DNC to oust the more popular (but more radical candidate) Bernie Sanders from the election conversation tainted how today’s Democrat voters view the Democrat elite.
As such, mainline Democrats aren’t necessarily the most popular candidates among Democrat voters.
In fact, a healthy distrust of these politicians is growing and could eventually result in a massive schism in the party that costs them the election in 2020.
…the same way Hillary Clinton’s aloofness and elitism cost her millions of Democrat votes in 2016…
Problematically for the Democrats today is how Joe Biden is leading the pack. Because many voters view him the same way they saw Hillary, there’s a growing concern amongst the Democrat party that his establishment credentials may actually work against him.
At this point, the only reason he has the kind of support he does is Biden has convinced a segment of Americans he’s the best-qualified candidate to beat Trump. But, there’s not that much confidence amongst many other Democrat voters that he’s the right candidate for the job.
He’s too much like Hillary they say.
A young Democrat named Katie Pederson, who works for a call center and for Southern New Hampshire University, said in an interview, “Biden is Hillary Clinton, part two. He’s an establishment candidate. I don’t think Biden could beat Trump.”
And Kathy Ireland (not the supermodel) who’s retired at 67, shared similar sentiments.
“I’m not for Biden,” she said. “He claims to be electable, but I’m not convinced.” In 2016, Democratic nominee Clinton, a policy wonk to the core, had a better chance than Biden at beating Trump. “He’s not that up on things. He’s not up on issues.”
It’s a big problem that the leading Democrat candidate is perceived in such a negative light.
Had Clinton portrayed to be more of a populist in 2016, she may have beat Trump. And given the fact Trump is running as more of a populist and Biden is stuck in his ways as an entrenched Democrat, he’s going to face an uphill battle to gain more support.
This is why people like Pederson won’t hitch their horse to Biden’s campaign.
“The American people have made it very clear that we want someone who speaks for the people,” Pederson declared. “We don’t want the vice president. We don’t want the president’s wife. We don’t want the president’s brother. We’ve told Washington this over and over and over again, and they keep losing.”
And lose they most likely will in 2020.