- Mar 2012
- New Hampshire
The problem is these 4 women have a majority of their following from young females. They are adored by them. AOC even has shirts for little girls who want to emulate her. Bernie was unique in that he came into politics when socialism was the boogeyman. These young women have the appeal of the millennials and the youth. MSNBC said this morning that 60-65% of the D party is made up of females and people of color. If these women are the role models its unlikely they will be pushed aside for long. There are long lines now of others coming out to primary Ds all over the country. Not sure how it will play out, but its likely to change the democratic party forever as the old guard retires.Well if you think about it in terms of actual political power versus twitter you do have to pay close attention to whether they are removed from positions and not selected to power positions in the House. Bernie spent 20 years doing nothing in Congress because he had no power. Now they have lost theirs. I fully expect the 4 to twitter away just as Trump does but I doubt that has much meaning where political power in the House is concerned. I think Kamala and Warren have passed Biden up in some polling weeks. They are close either way. The 4 don't seem to be helping Bernie very much. You could be right however.
I suspect it would be more meaningful if the majority of voters actually thought like they do but as seen by the mid-term election results, it is unlikely on a national level. They will however be used by republicans and Trump leading up to 2020. Ah the fun of politics!