It’s up to the DNC to educate the voters then. No, they haven’t been doing a very good job of it, but that is Sanders fault. Sanders is horrible at convincing people other than the idealistic (see, youth), but I don’t think he will get the nomination anyways. Warren is a teacher, who would do very well, in my opinion, and already has. She just wasn’t ready for the Medicare onslaught (she finally released a plan today, by the way). Even a Biden/Klobuchar ticket would destroy Trump. They are seasoned campaigners who know how to hit their opponent in front of red audiences.
Education is the primary focal point of the next stage of impeachment by the way. So it will be interesting to see if the DNC finally has their act together on getting a message out.
The biggest thing though would be if Facebook followed Twitter’s suit and banned all political advertising. That would be huge in at least eliminating all the misinformation that counters such education. There is a huge swath of people that get all their news from such feeds, given cable’s decline and reduced affinity to read traditional forms of print.
I know you probably disagree with me on some of this, as you have said so before.
I think my biggest disagreements with you might be that you are more optimistic than I am relative to the 2020 political race.
My guess, with the Democrats, is that Warren will be selected.
Biden/Klobuchar would be an interesting ticket, and you could be right that they would destroy Trump... but only among those to the left of center.
I expect the GOP and Trump followers are going to stick with him regardless of anything. They have either downed a large stadium cup of the Kool Aid or are only fixated on two things: beating Hillary and getting more conservative judges on the Supreme Court.
(And yes, I know that Hillary isn't running... and that she lost in 2016... but Trump's followers don't seem to realize that and/or thing Hillary is behind the scenes pulling the strings... )
And many independent voters are going to vote a pocket book election
believing that either A) Trump created the "booming" economy (which is, of course BS) and/or B) being to afraid to "rock the boat"... the economy is going good, don't screw it up with a new president
I expect 2020 to be a replay of 2016... for the most part.... The Democratic candidate will get the popular vote, and Trump will win the Electoral College.
The big difference being that with the Russia investigation over and impeachment over (probably impeached but not removed from office) the Democrats won't have anything "big" left to go after... and Trump will claim the greatest mandate in U.S. political history.
Over the long term the Democrats really need to be more focused on the Senate and the various Governorships... but they won't.