How can the Democrats possibly unseat a man with a cult like following if they remain so divided? We know Donald Trump IS today's GOP. He will be assured an entire re-election campaign of free-wheeling accusations, lies and constant free media coverage. It's one thing to unseat an incumbent president, it's another if the opposition party can't get their shit together and treat party candidates with mutual respect. It used to be a norm that the ultimate "tried and true" survivor of the Democratic Primary Wars made the candidate "tougher" and better prepared for the rigors of the Fall Campaign. With Donald Trump, this no longer applies. Democrats need to show a unified effort to the public, one that guarantees their ultimate nominee has the ability to not only meet Trump on the political battlefield, but will do so without being badly damaged by their own party during the primary season. Democrats needs to stop providing the GOP with attack talking points and smear narratives.
We have already begun witnessing attacks against announced Democratic candidates by some Liberals. Some are accused of being too old, too young, not being "Liberal enough" (a standard no one has yet defined), someone who may have too much experience in politics or someone not having enough experience in politics. Some are attacked because they are allegedly "mean" to their staff, while others are attacked because they mentioned their religious faith (which offends some on the Far-Left who think religion is a waste). Others are being attacked because they may have said something over a decade ago, but are not allowed to change their opinions. And yes, attacks have been leveled against folks that have not even declared if they are actually running. How does this portray the Democratic Party as inclusive and open to everyone's views? It doesn't. It looks both bad and as divided as ever.
Note to Democratic Party. You must defeat Donald Trump in 2020! Victory by a slim margin, although it delivers the White House, will do little for our nation to root out the dangerous policies and beliefs of Trumpism that have taken root under Trump. It can only be done if the Democrats win in a landslide in both the popular and Electoral College Vote. Tearing each other's candidate down with smears serves the purposes of the GOP. And what about those whose candidate failed to win the 2016 nomination? Did they think sitting out the General Election was going to be a smart move? When using their refusal to vote as a message of their true feelings, did they think Hillary was going to win regardless? Although they may have felt reasonable Americans would still vote for Hillary, they didn't. So much for using their brains. Which is why I am calling this out now before we go too far down that same road that leads to nowhere near the White House. For our nation and the world's sake, Donald Trump and Trumpism must be defeated in 2020! So Democrats - get your shit together. If you refuse or can't, then get used to seeing Trump win a second (and perhaps permanent term as POTUS).
As President John F. Kennedy once said; "The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all." The ignorance of Trump and his cult of GOP voters impairs our democracy. We can restore America and what she stands for in 2020, but it will require a unified Democratic Party. Have a great week!