Running from the establishment could be dangerous for Democrats
Democrats’ debates showed, and primary polling quantifies, their establishment’s decline. The fall has been precipitous and appears to be accelerating. It has been half a century since the party has been so unabashedly liberal. While Democrats yearn for such a return, it is unclear if America does.
In two nights of debating — with 10 candidates each night — only former Vice President Joe Biden and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooperrepresented Democrats’ traditional establishment. They glaringly stood apart — and likely, neither will be standing for long.