Skip to comments.MSNBC’s Matthews Warns of 1972 Nixon-McGovern Repeat in 2020 with Far-Left Dem Candidates
Posted on 04/03/2019 1:20:29 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Tuesday on MSNBCs Hardball, host Chris Matthews offered his take on the Democratic Partys drift to the far-left, which he warned could have an impact on the 2020 presidential election.
Matthews reminded voters of the 1972 presidential election between incumbent President Richard Nixon and then-Democratic presidential nominee Sen. George McGovern (D-SD). Nixon won in a landslide, taking 49 states and 60% of the popular vote.
He suggested such a scenario could be possible in 2020 if Democrats nominated a far-left candidate to go up against President Donald Trump in 2020.
Whats hard is to identify a leading candidate that is resisting the move to the left, Matthews continued. Very hard because all seem determined to hold their own among those young, strongly progressive, often minority voters expected to make up the voting base in the early states. I have a strong memory of how this pattern of Democratic Party behavior worked out the last time the party went hard to the left. It was 1972. George McGovern was the chosen nominee. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The convention was giddy with excitement even if not that well organized. I was there watching the Massachusetts delegation actually dancing in a circle. They were so happy. The Democrats lost 49 states that year to Richard Nixon who not only carried the Electoral College, losing only Massachusetts and D.C. but 60 percent of the popular vote.
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Hissy-Chrissy’s tinkle down the leg has turned into a river of diarrhea.
I remeember that election. It was the first time I ever voted. I was just out of high school and my peers and I could not take McCarthy seriously.
B...b...but did Nixon win the popular vote? /s
2020 WILL be a repeat of 1972 and 1984.
(D)’s trying to hurry up illegal voters.
They were warned by relatively wiser heads in 1972. Wiser heads do not necessarily prevail.
Chrissy is right on this—Go too Far left and Trump will look moderate and win a landslide and give the House to the GOP.
They're all far left candidates. The only difference is how well they hide it.
Sanders is the front runner for the Dems. I almost believe McGovern would be more popular.
Matthews is right, for once.
Just wish he wasn’t telling them....
He’s right, but it appears they’ve managed to land a fatal head shot on Joe Biden. So the field will be nothing BUT Marxist whackos.
Ever since he embarrassed himself on “Jeopardy”, I have suspected he wasn’t too bright.
He might be right this time tho.
Some of the left are starting to realize they are screwed....
Trump won’t get 49 states, but he will get the biggest re-election margin since Reagan... and watching the Colorado EC voters have to vote for him even though the state likely won’t vote for him will be fun to watch... as the same leftist morons that pushed for the change in Colorado, will overnight be filing federal court challenges to the law to void it after its clear Trump won both the EC and the Popular vote.
The days of a Nixon/Reagan-style landslide are, unfortunately, ancient history. Most of the so-called “blue states” have moved so far left that it’s essentially impossible for the GOP candidate to peel them off no matter who the Dems run.. They can run the kookiest left-wing nut they can dig up in 2020, and they’re still winning CA, OR, WA, NY, MA, CT, MD, etc.
The DEMs from prior to 1988 would be immensely jealous of the voter fraud machine in place the past couple of decades.
What gives me pause is that our population of people who enthusiastically WANT socialism is infinitely larger now than in ‘72.
Chrissy better watch out or he will get doxxed by the snowflakes.
At this point, Hillary would be the moderate ‘rat candidate.
A buddy and I campaigned for McGovern.
... Around our military base.
Only young once, the Dems love the young.
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