That is factually wrong and stupid
What’s stupid is thinking that the working class that voted Obama and flipped to Trump is going to flip to somebody like Sanders. He has some principles that appeal to them, but no solutions that appeal to them.
You’ll notice most Americans agree with Bernie’s policies/plans :)
Of course. Every socialist in history has great popular support, in the beginning. Everyone loves a free lunch, after all. Look how well it sold in Venezuela.
However, after they find out it’s not free, usually the hard way, they are not so enthused. Kind of like Venezuela. :-)
The policies of Sanders are, on paper, popular today for one reason: the GOP did not have to waste a penny attacking them or him to take him down in the eyes of the public. All of the GOP’s rhetorical firepower was devoted to attacking Mrs. Clinton. Therefore, any polling you can do showing the alleged popularity of Mr. Sanders and his policies exists on a playing field which has not yet been bulldozed. The GOP allowed the DNC to take him down, and kept their focus on Mrs. Clinton.
So, my statement is both intuitive, logical, and stands unrefuted. A man like Manchin would immediately appeal to the voters who flipped Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. GOP attacks on Manchin would be unproductive, because there’s nothing to attack; his views on the economy are very much in line with the voters that cost Mrs. Clinton the election.
Nominate Manchin against Trump and you win. Your personal animus towards him has nothing to do with what is essentially a read of the exit-polls.
He’s a corporate sellout GOP-lite scumbag and the Dems thinking they have to keep running to the right to win the elections are outdated fools.
Yes, yes, yes, good luck with all that. The US left has been reprinting that same sentence since the Great Depression, with very little editing. And the one time the left really did break through and get “their guy” nominated…..well…..