Considering the source, it’s pretty damned hard to take ANYTHING that former Vermont Governor and DNC chairman Howard Dean says with any credibility at all.
Until now that is. Dr. Dean is going out on a limb and predicting that the Democrats will once again lose the presidential election in 2020.
Considering the atrocious field of candidates, it’s not like he is exactly being Nostradamus here.
Does Dean mean that the identity politics and conspiracy theories combined with the “leadership” of Nancy Pelosi have doomed the Dems for eternity?
— The Hill (@thehill) August 25, 2017
Per The Hill “Dean doesn’t think Dems will win White House in 2020”:
Howard Dean on Friday said he doesn’t think Democrats can take back the White House in 2020 election despite President Trump’s low approval ratings.
“We will not beat an incumbent president in 2020,” the former Democratic National Committee head said on Friday’s “Morning Joe.”.
“I don’t talk to anybody who thinks we’re going to walk in in 2020. They’re almost agonizing about which one of a gazillion candidates we have.”
“It’s more than that,” fill-in host Willie Geist joked.
The Republican Party initially saw 17 candidates run for the GOP nomination in the 2016 cycle.
Dean separately argued that Trump’s election was the “Kent State” moment for the millennial generation.
“The Trump election, I think, was in a sense their generation’s Edmund Pettus Bridge or Kent State,” Dean said.
“Their principles have been violated as a whole generation, but they’re going to have to fight through this by themselves.”
Dean said he hoped his party’s next presidential candidate would be under 50 years old.
Hotheaded Howie went on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and babbled incoherently about freaking Kent State in 1970 (acid flashback?) while also suggesting that the Democrats need to reject the help of Barack Obama who many are looking to as the messiah to deliver them to the promised land.
He also seemed to suggest that Geriatrics like Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren are too old to appeal to a younger generation of voters.
HINT: Kamala Harris is on the wrong side of fifty, at least according to Dr. Demento Dean.
Don’t get me wrong, this guy is batshit crazy to the tenth power but like the Jim Carey character in the movie “Liar, Liar” maybe some strange force is compelling him to actually tell the truth.
Which is that all of the time, money, and effort invested in RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, and RUSSIA may have just as well been flushed down the toilet along with the billion-dollar campaign of Hillary Clinton.
With Dean serving as the proverbial canary in the coal mine, it’s not only 2020 that the Dems are going to lose but 2024 and 2030 as well and maybe even beyond that.
This is a party that is on the brink of political extinction and they only have themselves to blame for it.