Thursday, March 05, 2020

Something to Think About . . .


Al Gore lost in 2000 as a centrist [aka moderate].

John Kerry lost in 2004 as a centrist.

Obama won in 2008 posturing as a progressive (but then lost both houses of Congress after being exposed as a centrist).

Hillary lost in 2016 as a centrist.

The Democratic party needs to begin abandoning centrism.

– Adam E. Ross

Related Off-site Links:
Moderate/Centrist Joe Biden Would Be Donald Trump's Dream Opponent – Conor Lynch (TruthDig, March 4, 2020).
Stop Saying Biden Is the “Most Electable.” Trump Will Run Rings Round Him – Nathan Robinson (The Guardian, January 4, 2020).
Progressive Bernie Sanders Is More Electable Than Moderate Joe Biden – Ben Burgis (Jacobin, March 4, 2020).
Trump Beats Biden – Arun Gupta (Jacobin, March 6, 2020).
Michael Moore Perfectly Explains Why Joe Biden Can’t Beat TrumpThe Humanist Report (February 1, 2020).
A Look Back at Seven Centrist Defeats – Paul Rockwell (Common Dreams, February 1, 2020).
Joe Biden: An Anti-Endorsement – The Editors (The Nation, November 7, 2019).
Give Me A Break: The Sad, Sorry Spectacle of Joe Biden – Jeremy Riddle (Extra News Feed, January 25, 2020).
Joe Biden's 2020 Campaign Makes Me Sick with Fear for Our Future – Lucy Diavolo (Teen Vogue, June 20, 2019).
Joe Biden, The “Impulse Buy” Candidate – Sonali Kolhatkar (TruthDig, March 6, 2020).
When Will Moderates Learn Their Lesson? – Ibram X. Kendi (The Atlantic, February 24, 2020).
Joe Biden Has a Long History of Giving Republicans Exactly What They Want – Branko Marceti (Jacobin, February 29, 2020).
Why I Fear a Moderate Democratic Nominee – Ibram X. Kendi (The Atlantic, January 28, 2020).
Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Biden: A “Washington Insider Will Not Meet This Moment” – Deepa Shivaram (NBC News, March 3, 2020).
Obama Is Wrong to Push Democratic Party Centrism – Leland Nally (Common Dreams, November 26, 2019).
Noam Chomsky: Democratic Party Centrism Risks Handing Election to Trump – C.J. Polychroniou (TruthOut, November 21, 2019).
Centrists Aren’t Political Realists. Leftists Are – Luke Savage (Jacobin, November 21, 2019).
A Centrist Cannot Win in 2020 – Robert Reich (TruthDig, October 9, 2019)

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Progressive Perspectives on Joe Biden's Presidential Run
Marianne Williamson on the Contest Being Played Out by Biden and Sanders
Quote of the Day – November 27, 2019
Quote of the Day – October 19, 2019
Quote of the Day – March 10, 2019

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