I read something on Twitter the other day, which basically summed it up thusly: Our current political climate is one of populism. Traditional Democrat or Republican party platforms no longer matter as much to the electorate, as everyone seems to think they’re somehow getting screwed by the “Establishment.” This is along the lines of the theory that says that the election of Trump was less about Trump himself, and more of a big giant middle finger to the Establishment political class for the past 30 years.
Consequently, the only Democrat that could stand a chance against Trump will be another populist. So, who’re the Democratic-leaning populists that come to mind? Dunno, as the past has proven my political prediction skills severely lacking (e.g., Trump will never survive the primaries; ok, but Trump will never win the general election; HOLY ■■■■■■■ ■■■■), but I think Biden could do well in a populist role. Sanders… maybe. (Oddly enough, Trump and Bernie share some political market share.) Beto? Perhaps, inexperienced though he is, so was Obama and that turned out pretty well for the D’s. He definitely has the populist role down, but I dunno.
Cory Booker? I like him, he’s teamed up with my spirit animal Rand Paul on a few things in the Senate, although I think he’s more liberal than populist. Warren? God, please no.
I think that Biden actually probably has the best chance of anyone I can think of so far, mostly because he can be a silly ■■■■■ when he needs to be. And if there were ever an election in which a silly ■■■■■ will win, it’ll be 2020. I don’t know who it will be, but I’m pretty sure it’ll be some silly ■■■■■.
Vote Silly ■■■■■ 2020!