The media is itching for a competitive 2020 Republican Primary fight. But actual Republicans? Not so much.
Much ink and characters have been spilled about the Democrat “Blue Wave”, and last night with primaries in Ohio, Missouri, Michigan, Kansas, and Washington we have some actual data and fresh results to add to the mix.
Rep. Joe Crowley had himself a whisper campaign going for leadership, and perhaps held thoughts of becoming Speaker of the House if the much discussed “blue wave” came ashore just right in November. Instead, he finds himself being compared to Eric Cantor on the list of stunning incumbent upsets.
Forcing political parties to adapt is reasonably close to a no-brainer, in my view. The only people who would disagree are the political parties that would be so forced.
Everything went terribly. Here are some suggestions to make them go less terribly next time.
The party doesn’t owe the plurality leader diddly squat. It is known what he has to do. He has to actually do it.
I want to elaborate on something Elias touches on in his recent Salon piece. Declaring the Republican Party paralyzed by their on strategy of obstructionist nihilism, Elias explains,