Attention all Fairy Tale Creatures.
When the 2020 Democratic presidential contest kicked off earlier this year, the massive field was hailed as the most diverse in history, with candidates who spanned the ideological spectrum and offered enough in a broad buffet of options to entice any voter. But after 10 months of campaigning and 15 hours of nationally televised debates, another emotion is rising: anxiety.
Party leaders and activists are citing weakness in all of the leading contenders, including former vice president Joe Biden, who has been forced on the defensive about his family’s ethics, performed haltingly in debates and set off alarms with his poor fundraising. They also fret that the two other top-ranking candidates, Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are too liberal to win a general election. Other candidates have had moments to shine, but none yet has fully transformed that into anything approaching momentum.
This crisis has pushed Democrats to look elsewhere, even briefly considering Hillary Clinton. But Dems decided they were desperate, but not quite that desperate . . . at least not yet. In the midst of internal debate over ‘drafting Hillary’ the Democratic Committee Leader objected, noting that “Hillary is the Mitt Romney of the Democratic Party. Come to think of it, so is Mitt Romney.”
During a meeting of DNC leadership, a search was announced for a candidate who could save the party from Trump second term:
Suffice it to say, there is panic in the Democratic ranks. It’s gotten so bad that during one meeting, Nancy Pelosi’s countenance fell. She immediately had it lifted again. And Adam Schiff came perilously close to telling the truth.
It’s that bad.
For now, the party of Farquaads continues its search for the ultimate Farquaad.