So many people voted not for Hillary because they couldn’t stand her. And now, the Democrats are stuck with Biden who, before the CORONA crisis said many times that he wants to go back to the Obama era — big mistake. Because, if he could do that, he’d be succeeded by Trump again.
How did the Democrats again get themselves into this mess with the most conservative candidate out of a field fizzing with people with new plans?
And what could the Democrats do differently for 2024?
The chance I’ll propose may be radical but actually not so difficult.
What should have happened and should happen the next time is this:
Democratic candidates used to compete against each other (whoever came up with that stupid plan?), while they roughly have the same ideas. This ended the national leadership of all of them but one or two who would go on as the candidates for the presidency and vice-presidency.
Instead, these candidates, most of them idealists who want a better world and better America, should sit together. They should present their plans to each other. Then, some of them should get up and tell all of them how they’d run a cabinet with which of the people present on what program.
They would negotiate, adjust, build coalitions, and decide between themselves who would be the Democratic candidate for president with what program and which ministers responsible for what.
Some of the discussions could be televised, some dialogues should not be.
Just end organized infighting already. From now on, all for one, one for all.
The American People deserve Yang AND Buttigieg AND Warren AND, etc., all in one team. (The only ones left out would be those who can’t compromise or can’t shut up.) Such a team would win by a landslide.
Full disclosure: I’m not fully happy with a Biden presidency because of the to-be-expected renewed heightened hostility towards Israel. Still, I’d be happy for the American poor and working-class, the art of international diplomacy, the prevention of war, the advocacy of democracy, and climate change activism. But, when it’s good for everyone but proud Zionist Jews, it leaves me less than totally enthusiastic. Biden already attacks Israel, as a true imperialist/colonialist, brazenly threatening its democratically elected government. We saw what the otherwise great Obama administration did to us, just to spite and hurt Israel, the greatest ally the Palestinian-Arab People ever had. This whole notion that Jewish Israelis are a sort of subhuman monsters that must be contained is so classically antisemitic.