- February 18th, 2020, 11:32 am
the thing is that we as a general populous are only very new to caring so much about caucus' and primaries. 2008 saw more people vote in primaries than than int he past like 30 years. Also, the incumbent year of a sitting president usually sees very little primary voting due to not much turn out on the incumbents side. But this year they are saying look for a higher showing on the democrat side than ever before for primaries.
So what have we learned about primaries? For each party its a mad dash to the left or right. because historically the only people who have cared about primaries are democrat or republican sycophants. then once the candidate is established its a mad dash to center.
now that primaries and caucuses get so much media attention, republicans are aghast at the running platforms of democrats and vise versa.
The issue with Sanders is he's far left all the time. Even when he gets the nomination there is very little ground for him to move to center. the democrats are screwed. i could see bernie not even getting to 200.
but i feel like the dems are screwed either way really. anecdotally I know bernie supporters who will vote for trump if he doesn't get the nomination, and i know leftist non bernie fans who will vote trump if he's the nominee.
the left is fractured. the right for all its problems has stuck together. it could of split when trump got the nomination or trended that way but they didn't do all this backdoor backstabbin. they just ran with it. and they got basically a loudmouth RINO out of it.
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