[Marxism] Sanders's "turnout" strategy not working

DW dwaltersmia at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 12:50:21 MST 2020


Steve R. wrote: "A substantial portion of Sanders supporters in 2016 did
not vote for Clinton, basically abstaining. A fact the Democrat leadership
frequently trumpets."

Yes, but...

The far more important point never made (usually, it's made on CNN talking
heads once in a while) is that it was "Clinton supporters", that is the
Black and working class base that voted for Obama 2 times that didn't show
up to vote in *enough* numbers in a few districts in Wisconsin and Michagan
that put Trump in the WH: not "Sanders supporters". So the Dems leadership
doesn't learn. Every poll *after* those elections in 2016 showed Sanders
beating Trump *especially* on those two states. Who are the assholes now?

Of course Sanders didn't face a media red-baiting campaign then either, or
not as much as one as we see today. Red-baiting *does* work, don't think it
won't. It will likely be enough to swing those states in favor of Trump
last time to remain so this time.

My only point is that these are the primary elections. The general election
will be completely different.

David W.



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