No one should be surprised with this…
Despite the media love affair with the Democratic progressives?
The party itself?
Has ALWAYS been a centre /moderate one….
Bernie Sanders failed to capture it last time….
And it looks like he and Elizabeth Warren will probably fail again….
And this time…
They both are fighting a Barack Obama headwind…
The early boom for 2020 Democrats’ left turn is yielding to moderate muscle as Elizabeth Warren falls, Joe Biden persists and Pete Buttigieg rises.
- What’s happening: Poll after poll shows voters like the idea of Medicare for All. But the second you tell them about costs and tradeoffs, they turn on it.
- Why it matters: A harsh spotlight on Warren’s specifics collided with Mike Bloomberg’s massive spending on a moderate message, as well as rising angst among donors and investors about risks of Warren-Sanders socialism.