One of the dark horse candidates is causing quite a stir in progressive circles, by acting as the adult in the room. If they really want to defeat President Trump, he insists, they need a candidate that America will accept as a leader. By demanding to send a message by nominating a candidate with radical ideas, they’re sure to lose the election. Not just the race for the White House, but everything on down the line. The way things are going, they could lose their precious majority in the House of Representatives.
Sending the right message
Pete Buttigieg did so well out of the gate in Iowa that the Democrats forgot how to count. His shocking lead didn’t last long. Bernie Sanders’ radical socialism has indoctrinated the younger set, while trans-partisan Mike Bloomberg — who started his political life as a Republican, until he had the operation — bought his way in with half a billion dollars of TV Ads. Joe Biden is still limping along after snagging second in Nevada, but isn’t expected to make it to the finish line. Everyone else in the race leans so far left they’re about to fall over. Buttigieg has an urgent message for fellow democrats. “That is the choice before us. We can prioritize either ideological purity or inclusive victory.”
Senator Bernie Sanders won’t even cooperate enough to call himself a Democrat. He’s the only card carrying Socialist in Congress. “Let’s put forward somebody who’s actually a Democrat,” Pete Buttigieg told his supporters on Saturday, The Bernie movement is an “inflexible, ideological revolution.” The whole tone of his basement dwelling minions is “combat, division, and polarization.”
Buttigieg has a better plan. It’s amazing to conservatives that a Democrat actually has a plan, much less a better one. “I believe the best way to defeat Donald Trump and deliver for the American people is to broaden and galvanize the majority that supports us on the critical issues.” On the other hand, “Sen. Sanders believes in an inflexible ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans.”
Bernie rubs people the wrong way. “We can either call people names online or we can call them into our movement. We can either tighten a narrow and hardcore base or open the tent to a new and broad and big-hearted American coalition.”
The affect on the House and Senate races
It’s refreshing to hear a Democrat actually laying out a realistic plan, step by step. Instead of “taking away” people’s health care choices, the party should offer extra options Mayor Pete notes. Sanders schemes “go beyond reform and reorder the economy in ways most Democrats — let alone most Americans” don’t want.
Unlike Sanders, Buttigieg “actually gives a damn” about the effect they’re having on the House and Senate races. Buttigieg feels the “need to win,” which he says is totally “different from Sen. Sanders’ willingness to ignore or dismiss, or even attack the very Democrats that we absolutely must send to Capitol Hill.”
Buttigieg is trying to send a clear message to moderate Democrats. “We’ve got to wake up as a party. We could wake up two weeks from today, the day after Super Tuesday, and the only candidates left standing will be Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg, the two most polarizing figures on this stage.” At the end of the day, the voters need someone they can relate to, Buttigieg explains. “I think the race is really coming into focus. That is why these contrasts are very important for folks to think through and understand.”