@Billy-Webb said in US Politics:
This feels a bit like deja vu.... The Dems are making pretty much the same mistakes Labour made in the UK.
They are so absolutely consumed with woke lefty libertarian issues that they have lost touch with Main Street.
100% disagree on that comparison. UK Labour had no coherent strategy when it came to the electoral arithmetic of wining a majority (both on Brexit and the raft of socialist policies). They also did a terrible job of making the case for reform based on issues that were actually resonating in the community.
Bernie on the other hand has a pretty clear strategy which is to win back the disaffected lower-middle class voters in swing states who voted Trump in 2016. And he keeps tying it back to two big issues being health care and income/opportunity inequality - which are real issues in the mid-west and north-east and not just an ideological pursuit in the case of Corbyn.
We can argue about the effectiveness of that strategy or how realistic his plan is or how the socialist label will spook people - but Bernie clear has a clue where Corbyn didn't.
Ultimately the success or failure of this strategy will most likely hinge on if those in the rust belt who voted Trump in 2016 feel better about their life 4 years on and if they are bullish about the future. That is 90% the economy and a lot can happen in six months.