Three white men, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke, are leading the 2020 Dem field. Between the three of them, these candidates dominate with 56% total support in one poll, in a field where the more “diverse” candidates struggle to hold on to a few single digit percentage points each.
Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand hardly break the 5% barrier in most polls. The only women who do, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, aren’t running.
Despite the diversity virtue signaling, the Democrat electorate will take white men if it can get them. The gap between virtue and hypocrisy will be closed with moralistic attacks, not on the hypocrites, but on the beneficiaries of that hypocrisy. Identity politics will be the nuclear weapon in the 2020 campaign.
The first identity politics bomb went off when one of Bernie’s rivals, most likely Elizabeth Warren, dug up the old stories about sexual harassment in the Bernie Sanders campaign and began feeding them to Politico and the New York Times. The same media outlets that had been reluctant to cover the stories of the women who had been sexually harassed in Team Bernie when I was writing about them last year, suddenly decided that all these accounts of scandalous behavior by a major campaign really were news.
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