The 2020 Nomination Battle--Who Will Win the War--Progressives? Democratic Establishment? Socialists?
After their loss of the Presidency in 2008, the Republicans engaged in a vicious civil war over the direction of the Party … Tea Party Republicans v. Establishment Republicans. That battle raged until shortly before Donald Trump was nominated in 2016. Ironically, the end of that war and the election of Donald Trump signaled the beginning of a civil war in the Democratic Party. At the core of the new war is the battle for control of the Party between the left-wing progressives and the Democratic establishment.
This battle within the Party will play out in multiple ways during the 2020 nomination contest. Not only will it be progressives v. establishment, but also women v. men, minorities v. whites, coastal candidates v. heartland, and old faces v. new. Dr. Al Tuchfarber will describe and explain these battles and the candidates that are waging them. He will also elucidate how the Party’s debate rules, primary rules, and convention rules add extra complexity to the struggle that will rage from early 2019 through the convention in July 2020.
In 2014 and 2016 Tuchfarber predicted the American election results with great accuracy, unlike a large majority of the pundits. He did so because he has a deep understanding of the voters’ priorities and thinking, as well as of the rapidly changing coalitions that make up the American political parties. As a political-economic analyst and author of the Tuchfarber Report, Al brings you insights and forecasts that you will not find elsewhere.