Emanuel: ‘Democrats May Be Blowing Their Chance’

Emanuel: ‘Democrats May Be Blowing Their Chance’

February 3, 2020

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed published on Saturday, Chicago ex-mayor Rahm Emanuel urged fellow Dems to use the 2020 election to establish “a new Democratic ‘metropolitan majority’ that could last for years.”

“The next nine months will present our raucous coalition a rare opportunity to establish a new Democratic ‘metropolitan majority’ that could last for years,” wrote Emanuel in “Democrats May Be Blowing Their Chance.” “We can’t afford to let internecine disagreements about how to reach our common goals get in the way…

“Set aside the unforced error of attacking fellow Democrats at a moment when retiring Donald Trump ought to be our singular goal… The question before Democrats is whether to continue working in the same reform-oriented vein or to embrace the sort of revolutionary strategy that would have tanked in 1992 or 2008, but might work if the electorate is, as some believe, more left today than it is center-left.”

Emanuel is correct: his fellow Democrats today definitely lean far left — too far left to win in 2020.

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