With the recent news of Cory Booker dropping out of the Democratic race https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/us/p ... e=Homepage
How long till this 'identity politics' game will bite back on the Democrats. Despite calling themselves the party of 'minorities' it appears that they haven't treated candidates of color the same way they wish to mandate and obligate the rest of American society?
Is the Democratic party racist? Maybe not. Are all Democrats racist? I am sure they are not. So you can see why identity politics is not something good to keep pushing.
I hope the stop using this game, its extremely dangerous.
So at least the democrats actually have minorities running and winning congressional seats, senate seats and governorships (or getting close in the case of Abrams and Gillum in 2018).
In this cycle sorry to say but the minorities were bad candidates, this isn't racist to say that and they were able to run and given a fair shot.
Kamala was not authentic and very scripted and did not ignite people to support her. Booker who I think has potential in the future was a victim of a lot of saturation in this election cycle.
Authenticity sells, which is why Warren is faltering and why Buttigeg and Klobochar won't get far. The latter two come off as fake shysters IMO. It is also why Andrew Yang has gotten as far as he has, he is authentic and has a platform.
Both of the leading democrats are not running on identity politics but the issues, for the most part .
- Sanders believes the system is corrupt and broken and is fueling a progressive movement to challenge the status quo. He says what he will do and how he will achieve it and has been saying the same thing for 30 years. He wants to blow up the system of money in politics.
- Biden believes that things in 2015 were fine and Trump is a blip on the radar and with him winning and returning to the Obama years things will be fine and Trump will be long forgotten.
- Warren is a mix between the two.
Those are the 3 I will mention which are the only 3 I think have a chance.