The adage – and it is an accurate, if cynical one – is that you appeal to the hardline base to get nominated, but then veer back to the center for the general election.
But can someone explain to me how Elizabeth Warren veers back from this – which she tweeted after CNBC reported Wall Street Democrat donors were warning that her candidacy would cause them either to sit things out in 2020 or vote for Trump?
I’m fighting for an economy and a government that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected. I’m not afraid of anonymous quotes, and wealthy donors don’t get to buy this process. I won’t back down from fighting for the big, structural change we need. https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1177262095819300864 …
That, folks, was Elizabeth Warren telling Wall Street Democrats that they can drop dead and go to hell.
Evidently, Ms. Warren is betting that she can win the presidency by enthralling the far left, and alienating the rest of us…including the people who fund little things like presidential and congressional elections.
I wonder how many Democrats running for re-election next year will openly support Elizabeth Warren, knowing that doing so is, effectively, telling those same Wall Street Democrats they feel the same way.
Stay tuned: this could get real interesting, real fast.