Hot Take: Should A White Man Be The Face Of The Democratic Party?

The obvious result of Identity Politics. Now, imagine how a headline asking if a black man or bisexual biracial woman should be the face of the Democratic Party would go down with the SJWs

Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

As Peter Johnson and Emily Neal waited for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to arrive at Barley’s, a brick-lined sports bar in southwestern Iowa, they gamed out possible nominees in the Democratic presidential primary.

Mr. Johnson, a 27-year-old law student, said the large field was a great equalizer, and “if at the end of it we get an old white guy, someone who represents the status quo, it’ll be because they’ve proven themselves.”

Ms. Neal, a dental hygienist, made an agonized face at Mr. Johnson, her boyfriend. Wouldn’t something be lost, she asked, if the historically diverse slate of 2020 Democrats was passed over?

“Personally I’d love to see a woman,” Ms. Neal, also 27, said at the event on Thursday night. “If people are being catty and holding gender or race against a candidate, it would break my heart.”

By people, she means “Democrats”, because they’re the ones mostly voting in the primaries.

As former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. prepares to enter the 2020 race this coming week, Democrats have seen the strong diversity in their field — with candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris reflecting the multiracial and largely female base of the party — become somewhat overshadowed by white male candidates. Bernie Sanders has a wide fund-raising lead, he and Mr. Biden lead in polls, and Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg have enjoyed outsize attention from votersin early primary states, extensive media coverage and viral success with online donors.

Interviews with several dozen Democratic voters around the country show how the party, which enjoyed victories in 2018 that were powered by female and nonwhite candidates, is now grappling with two complicated questions about race, gender and politics in the Trump era.

Yeah, somehow this is Trump’s fault, like it hasn’t been going on for decades amongst Democrats

Is a white male the best face for an increasingly diverse Democratic Party in 2020? And what’s the bigger gamble: to nominate a white man and risk disappointing some of the party’s base, or nominate a minority candidate or a woman who might struggle to carry predominantly white swing states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania that both Barack Obama and Mr. Trump won?

So, wait, are the NY Times’ Astead W. Herndon and Matt Flegenheimer saying that the white male candidate is best? You can bet the NY Times is getting a lot of hate email and tweets on that from the Usual Nutters. Anyway, this is all about the standard Democrat race mongering which sees people as being in certain groups, rather than being individuals. And this goes on and on, basically describing the Democrats as less about beliefs and more about how people fit in certain boxes, ending with

For Hannah Reid, 22, who is a graduating senior at the University of Tampa and heard Mr. Buttigieg at an event recently, her decision making on a Democratic candidate will go beyond identity.

“I am a woman of color, but that’s not all that I am,” said Ms. Reid, who is black. Referring to Mr. Buttigieg, she said: “He’s in the L.G.B.T. community, which is something we’ve never seen before. It’s got to be about more than just who you are; it’s got to be about what you think and what you say, what your ideas are.”

If true, she’s in the Democratic minority, but, since Democrats rarely run on ideas, it will be about identity politics.

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6 Responses to “Hot Take: Should A White Man Be The Face Of The Democratic Party?”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Why not a white man? They should nominate whomever wins the primaries. Could be a white man, white woman, black woman, black man, Hispanic man…

    One thing is for sure, the GOP will nominate a white man.

    If you’ve been paying attention, by far the most impressive Dem candidate has been a moderate, 37 year old, white, gay, Afghanistan veteran, devout Christian and current mayor of South Bend, Indiana since 2011 – Pete Buttigieg. He’s a Harvard grad and Rhodes scholar. He speaks French, Farsi, Arabic, Norwegian, Spanish and Italian. Look in and see how he does in the Dem debate. He may be the real deal.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach typed, cynically: “…Democrats rarely run on ideas…”

    Health care
    Income inequality
    Climate change
    Immigration reform
    Wall St accountability

    The GOP serves the wealthy who know they will deregulate their businesses and slash their taxes. Unfortunately for the GOP, the wealthy don’t cast enough votes, so the GOP has to make promises to white voters to motivate them to vote for them. They promise to restore white privileges and return you to “Leave it to Beaver”* America – no uppity Blacks, first choice of jobs, no brown immigrants, gays in the closet where they belong, women in the bedroom and kitchen. The GOP has convinced much of the white working class that they are victims of diversity and that they are entitled to justice!

    *I liked “Leave it to Beaver”!

  3. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    The dems should definitely nominate the gay Marxist from South Bend.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Could a NuCon ever bring itself to vote for a gay man??

      • formwiz says:

        Nice little dehumanization there.

        Straight out of Der Sturmer. Julius Streicher would be proud of you.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Dehumanization? Hardly, you victim you. Would YOU ever vote for: A Muslim? Gay person? Black person? Hispanic person?

          If you could vote for straight white Christian man?

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