I’ve been saying this since the Hillary Clinton run for President…….
The media narrative during the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination was Bernie…Bernie…..Bernie…..
Bernie Sanders didn’t turn out to be ALL that…..
Hillary Clinton closed him down with support of moderate and black Democratic voters….
The media has gone right back to same song….
First Bernie Sanders….
Then as Sanders started to fade?
They have switched to Elizabeth Warren…..
Ocasio-Cortez has been the flavor of the media…
But she is already fading…..
Because on the WHOLE?
Black and Moderate Democrats vote MORE than Democratic lefties….
This continued to be true in the 2018 Democratic midterm primary wins form the most part….
In Ocasio-Cortez’s own state of New York?
Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo just got his endorsed people coming out as winners….
They were establishment backed people who defeated (White) progressives….
Joe Biden leads the 2020 Democratic list for the Presidential nomination so far….
Biden enjoys wide spread Black and moderate Democratic support having been Obama’s Vice President and his appeal to moderate blue collar Democrats…
Sanders and Warren probably cannot win in South Carolina, the Democratic state that predicts the nomination with majority number of Black and Moderate voters ….
It’s just like that…..
The demographic patterns in these races are clear. African-American candidates were able to build an energized Democratic coalition of black voters, white liberals and younger voters to swamp more-established candidates in primaries. But white liberal candidates struggled to expand their support beyond the most predictable precincts, unable to build racially-diverse coalitions for their progressive messages.
Consider: Nixon’s weakest showing in the primary occured in the Bronx, where she won a measly 17 percent of the vote in the predominantly black and Hispanic New York city borough. Despite facing criticism for making patronizing comments about African-American leaders in Illinois, black voters provided Pritzker with critical support against more-progressive opponents. Perriello struggled badly in majority-black cities and counties across Virginia, dooming his chances against Northam.
It’s a reminder that the Democratic party’s crucial bloc of black voters is more interested in electing familiar faces than supporting true-blue ideologues. When African-American candidates can excite white progressives, it’s a potent combination in a Democratic primary. White progressives, dependent on ideological fervor alone, often underachieve in party primaries where nearly half of voters still identify as moderate or conservative…..