Skip to comments.Could Someone Like John Edwards Have Saved the Democrats?
Posted on 11/03/2019 5:38:46 PM PST by GuavaCheesePuff
What happened to President Obamas majority?
The surface-level answer to this question is simple. Donald Trump won over a supermajority of white working-class voters while holding on to many traditional Republicans, allowing him to win the Electoral College. At the same time, down-ballot Republicans built on their solid showings in 2010 and 2014, which helped them retain control of Congress and significant power in the states.
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The guy who cheated on his wife while she was battling cancer???
Silky Pony? Seriously?
John Edwards was a likeable an old school Blue Dog southern Democrat.
Democrats wont nominate someone that moderate today.
The partys center of gravity is now with its radical left base.
My first thought also. In what nutso world do they live in?
The guy who claims to talk to dead people?
Yeah I can see that!
Gary Hart is on deck.
Yes, yes, he was.
I was thinking this morning, if he did not behave irresponsibly, he would have been Obama’s VP in 2008.
Biden would have been SecofState, Hillary defense secretary.
A VP Edwards would have been younger than Biden and probably give Trump a competitive election.
Edwards would have done well in the South.
A Edwards-type candidate cannot win today.
The Democrats do not WANT to be saved.
By anybody. They really believe they will not crash and burn, they are just too IMPORTANT to the overall politics of America, doncha know.
Bunch of eternal adolescents.
Thats nothing. That said, he couldnt win today or someone like him couldnt win the nomination today.
Democrats have no interest in the center.
I want to know how we stop the erosion of GOP performance among college-educated voters. Maybe the coming implosion of our current university model will help. Bringing back the importance of skilled tradesmen could help also.
The democrats would need generations of ethical leaders to even come near coming back to power. Trump on the other hand will bring the country back and save the whole country in less than a decade.
If he could have channeled Obama's daddy.
The little tyrant who said he would make you get a medical exam? F him.
From Commentary Magazine, Sept 05, 2007=>
Speaking to an audience in Iowa, John Edwards said that under his proposed universal health care plan, Americans would be required to go to the doctor regularly for preventative exams:
“It requires that everybody get preventive care. If you are going to be in the system, you cant choose not to go to the doctor for twenty years. You have to go in and be checked and make sure that you are OK.”
John Edwards was/is as much of an America-hating left-wing wacko as your average antifa thug. The difference was he was more stealthy about it. He didn’t openly advocate bashing in the skulls of Conservatives but I’m sure he was okay with it.
“Edwards had a populist economic message that Trump appealed to.
Put differently, an Edwards-style Democratic Party would likely have to tolerate some dissent on cultural and social issues and at times settle for incremental rather than sweeping implementation of progressive economic policy. But they might have had a better chance of holding ancestrally Democratic congressional districts in the Midwest and North Central regions of the country.
But maybe most importantly, this version of the Democratic Party might not have been as vulnerable to a populist as the Obama coalition. Trump aimed much of his platform and personal appeal at working-class white voters he emphasized building a border wall, renegotiating trade agreements and giving voice to a group of people who felt they had lost cultural standing as well as economic opportunity. If the national Democratic Party had more cultural appeal to working-class whites, they might have been able to stop the bleeding enough to hold states like Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin or North Carolina.”
I do not care anything about saving the Democrats.
Hell, he saved the National Enquirer’s reputation for factual reporting on two Americas John as the baby daddy candidate. Asking him to save the reputations of the Democrats and the fake news New York Times for factual reporting may be a bridge too far. He best be left to making babies
When they were asked why, they said he just came across as a slimy phony and a used car salesman.
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