Quantcast

Iowa Dems Nervous They’ll Choose the Wrong Candidate

‘You feel like looking Hillary square in the eye and asking, “What the hell are you doing?”‘

 1
Candidates during the first Democratic primary debate / IMAGE: America Rising PAC

(Claire Russel, Liberty Headlines) As support for President Donald Trump increases in Iowa, Democrats in the state are feeling mounting pressure to throw their support behind the candidate best able to beat Trump in the general election.

The Iowa caucuses take place on Monday, and the final results will push the Democratic Party one step closer to deciding who its nominee will be in November.

Radical progressive Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts have had a serious impact on the issues this time around.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

That has forced traditional establishment liberals—including former Vice President Joe Biden, and former mayors Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., and Michael Bloomberg of New York City—to support extremist positions that would appease primary voters, while toeing the line uneasily for a pivot back to the middle in the general election.

The momentum from a big win in Monday’s caucus could carry over for the rest of the race, and some Democratic strategists are nervous that the results could set them up for failure in November.

“The palpable feel of fear in the air—that we have to select the right person to defeat Donald Trump, and if we don’t, it’s going to, like, echo through the entire country,” Kimberly Davis, one of the Democratic Party’s county chairs in Iowa, told Politico. “That’s a pretty intense thing to put on, you know, three million people’s backs.”

The divide among Democrats became obvious last week when Hillary Clinton, the party’s former presidential nominee, ripped Bernie Sanders, who is currently leading in Iowa and New Hampshire, as an unlikeable candidate who can’t get anything done.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Leftists immediately slammed Clinton as out-of-touch, but some establishment types agreed that the question of electability is one Sanders must face if he’s going to be the nominee.

“You feel like looking Hillary square in the eye and asking, ‘What the hell are you doing?’” one Democratic official said. “Donald Trump is president. Bernie on a bad day would be better than Trump on his best day. We need to win.”

A good number of Iowa caucus-goers are “uncommitted,” which has left some Democrats nervous.

“This is so important to everybody that I think they’re having trouble making a decision,” said Penny Rosfjord, an Iowa Democratic Party district chair. “The problem is, you’ve got the internet, you’ve got TV, you’ve got radio, you’ve got podcasts. Everybody is weighing in.”

Meanwhile, the Trump campaign plans to use the Iowa caucus as an opportunity to “make a show of force,” a senior Trump campaign aide told the Washington Examiner.

“Monday’s Iowa Republican caucuses will be the first time anyone in America will be able to express their preference for Donald Trump as president,” the aide said. “This is a flexing of organizational muscles. The GOP caucuses are going to take place, so why not take the opportunity to make a show of force?”

- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

NYC OKs Drug Dens For Addicts and Criminals

(Headline USA) An officially-authorized, state-sanctioned capitulation to criminal-loving leftists has dropped in New York City, where safe havens for people to use heroin and...

More Jussie Smollett Lies Exposed in Court Testimony

(Headline USA) Two brothers arrested for an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett told Chicago police how the ex-“Empire” actor orchestrated the hoax, telling them...

Dem Rep. Debbie Dingell Claims Vacant Office Vandalized

(Headline USA) A suburban Detroit office of Democrat U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell has been broken into and ransacked, with memorabilia belonging to her late...

Stocks Sink as Omicron, Rate Worries Rattle Wall Street

(Headline USA) Already antsy about newest coronavirus variant, Wall Street's losses deepened on Tuesday after the head of the Federal Reserve said it will...

Kyle Rittenhouse No Longer Enrolled At ASU

Kyle Rittenhouse is no longer enrolled in Arizona State University’s online program after a coalition of leftist student groups demanded that university officials kick...

Song About ‘Sad Little Man’ Fauci Demonetized by YouTube

YouTube demonetized a song critical of coronavirus czar Anthony Fauci this week, claiming the song violated its terms of services. The song, “Sad Little Man,”...

Dem Senator Threatens ‘Revolution’ If Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

A Democrat senator threatened this week that there will be a “revolution” if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said...

New AOC Bio Promises More ‘Swooning’ Essays About Her

A self-serving, progressive biography of Alexandria Ocasio--Cortez, titled, Take Up Space: The Unprecedented AOC is due out in February according to the Blaze. “Some of...

DeSantis Vows No Lockdowns in Fla., Regardless of Biden’s Future COVID Flip-Flops

Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said that locking down the state is not an option in combating COVID as leaders around the world struggle...
- Advertisement -