Throughout the 2020 presidential election, competition within the Democrat Party has been fierce.
Many candidates are eager to prove themselves, win their party’s nomination, and then go on to face President Trump in the upcoming general election. Of course, there are a series of tests, hurdles, and criteria which Democrat candidates have to pass in order to get their shot. One of the criteria involves convincing voters that they have what it takes to defeat the current president.
“Elizabeth Warren” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore
Despite climbing in the polls throughout recent weeks, 2020 Democrat Elizabeth Warren is still struggling to win over Iowa Democrats. Per reports from the Washington Examiner, Democrats in Iowa are still not convinced that Warren has the wherewithal to beat Trump in 2020.
A Closer Review of Iowa Democrats’ Thoughts on Warren
Throughout her time as a 2020 presidential candidate, Warren has traveled to Iowa on multiple occasions. It’s a state where many of her other rivals have also gone for the sake of gaining support and winning over various voters. However, Warren’s repeated refusal to acknowledge that her Medicare-for-All plans will raise middle-class taxes isn’t doing her any favors. Moreover, there are concerns that Warren is too far left or too “progressive” to win swing states in a general election.
Left-wing strategist Jeff Hewitt admitted as much during a Washington Examiner interview:
“If you’re trying to win Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin, states like that, we don’t have progressive statewide elected officials in those states. The electorate and the Democratic Party is not as progressive.”
Other Iowa Democrats have concerns that Warren’s age of 70 will interfere with her ability to connect with older voters. Electability and whether or not Warren will manage to deal with attacks from President Trump in a general election are additional matters which Iowa Democrats are worried about.
The Bigger Picture
The concerns which Iowa Democrats have about Elizabeth Warren should not be mutually exclusive to just her. Each of the 2020 Democrats has immense flaws and horrific policies which make them an easy beat. Quite frankly, the general election is going to go in President Trump’s favor, regardless of who Democrats select as their nominee.
“Elizabeth Warren speaking at the Heartla” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Lorie Shaull
The Democrat Party has fooled themselves into believing that “bold,” radical change is the way to succeed in politics. What they haven’t taken into account is the importance of connecting with voters who don’t fall in line with their party’s far-left beliefs; the fact that someone like Elizabeth Warren can even run and be taken seriously, despite her ridiculous policies, is a manifestation of how much the Democrat Party has failed.
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