This maybe a surprise to some…
Political junkies will just smile…
Begala’s comments HAVE be the feeling for a LOT of Democrats who are NOT Progressives for quite a while…
In safe left leaning places ?
Progressives can get away with pushing lefty policy ideas….
In most Democratic and ‘Swing’ area’s such talk cost Democrat’s votes and is NOT ran on in first place….
Democratic lawmakers across the country have just about cancelled out Progressives policy pushes, leaving the lefties very unhappy at being muted…..
Begala was in a debate with Andrew Yang, who IS so lost politically, he’s formed a third party….
Begala strongly supported a second term for Biden in the discussion, which might not such a sure thing….
Democrats like Biden* but a LOT of them do not want him to run again they have told pollsters….
Yang, a former Democrat who became an independent, said if Biden did run, he likely wouldn’t face primary challenges from mainstream Democrats but would from more progressive hopefuls. He said that one potential challenger, former Bernie Sanders national campaign surrogate and defeated congressional candidate Nina Turner, could receive “significant support.”
Yang also suggested Biden would shrink from debates and questioned his vigor during the 2020 primary process. “All of a sudden he developed it,” Begala snapped back.
Begala, who helped orchestrate former President Bill Clinton’s winning presidential campaign in 1992 and advised a super PAC that helped get former President Barack Obama reelected in 2012, launched an impassioned defense of Biden.
“You’re missing the most important thing, Andrew,” Begala said. “The early states are full of white liberals. They don’t like Joe. Then when we move to real Democrats, African Americans in the south, they loved him and he steamrolled everybody. Because in my party, the heart and soul of the party are people of color, not pain-in-the-ass white liberals on Twitter. I’m sorry to use bad language.”…
* Black Democrats tend to vote strongly for moderate candidates in primary places like South Carolina and big Democratic leaning states…