Thursday, September 07, 2023

Don't Read Polls


This morning, Thomas Mills on was taking up the thorny subject of Biden's bad polling and the incipient panic spreading among Democratic Party activists -- he was defending Biden -- and he wrote a paragraph that I immediately copied down for its historic wisdom:

Is 82 too old to run for president? Maybe, but nobody is going to challenge him. There’s no cabal of Democratic insiders who could edge him out. The party is a loose coalition of interest groups, not a small group of power brokers. The infighting in the party is legendary and often leads to Democrats getting defined by extremes that actually have little power but get a lot of lip service. As Will Rogers famously said, “I’m not a member of any organized political party. I’m a Democrat.”

Factions. Madison warned us about them. But in the Democratic Party, they're essential DNA and maybe too its potential strength -- when and if the factions unite for a cause. Trump's running for president again, and Mark Robinson's running for governor -- that could be the cause.

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