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13.11.2018 - 09:37 [ Steve Phillips / New York Times ]

Do the Math. Moderate Democrats Will Not Win in 2020.

Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams, progressive African-American Democratic candidates, may not have won their races for governor in Florida and Georgia (both are still too close to call). But the strategy they followed is still the best strategy for Democrats to win: inspiring, mobilizing and turning out voters of color and progressive whites.

I’ve argued for this strategy for years.

27.10.2018 - 20:08 [ Buzzfeednews.com ]

Top Obama Allies Are Ready To Support A Deval Patrick Presidential Campaign

(23.10.2018) Standing in a church hall this month, Deval Patrick scanned the faces at the get-out-the-vote rally and took them back to his childhood in Chicago’s South Side and the private school experience that changed him.

What he had in Chicago was a real community, he said. When you had a stake in your neighbors’ dreams and struggles, and they had one in yours. When each adult was responsible for each child, and people were wholly devoted to common interests. When you were intent on leaving things better for the next generation …

27.10.2018 - 12:35 [ RoseAnn DeMoro ‏/ Twitter ]

Gotta love the #Democratic Bots defending the undemocratic Superdelegates. PS the new #2020 #DNC campaign, is the old #DNC campaign with a new face, well funded with the same players in play. @NomikiKonst @WaywardWinifred

(13.11.2017)

30.08.2018 - 09:02 [ forapeoplesparty.org ]

DNC Kills Caucuses, Keeps Superdelegates, Retains Joint Fundraising Agreements, and Expands Control Over 2020 Primary

The DNC took several steps to expand and consolidate its power over the 2020 presidential primary at its summer meeting in Chicago this weekend. The party reduced caucuses, which heavily favored Bernie in 2016, and replaced them with primaries. It rebuked progressive demands to eliminate superdelegates, moving them to the second round of voting at the nominating convention instead. It preserved the use of joint fundraising agreements, which Hillary used to launder money to her campaign and take over the DNC. It approved a rule allowing the DNC to block candidates who have not been “faithful” Democrats from running. It kept nearly a hundred lobbyists on the DNC. And it did nothing to extricate corporate and billionaire money from the party, preserving rampant corruption.

The Democratic Party is a committee of corporations. Goldman Sachs, CitiGroup, News Corp., Pfizer, CitGo, Verizon, Aetna, and many other corporations sit alongside high-priced consultants on the national committee.

20.06.2018 - 09:29 [ Politico.com ]

Bernie’s army in disarray

(21.5.2018) The result has left many Sanders supporters disillusioned, feeling that the group that was supposed to harness the senator’s grass-roots movement is failing in its mission. The problems have also fueled doubts about Sanders’ organizational ability heading into 2020, even after his out-of-nowhere near-march to the nomination two years ago.

15.06.2018 - 15:18 [ CNBC ]

Democratic donors are pushing former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to run for president in 2020

(9.5.2018) Just after Trump was elected, members of Obama’s inner circle, including former senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and chief campaign strategist David Axelrod, reportedly met with Patrick to discuss a possible run.

Obama himself, who is friends with the former governor, has also reportedly encouraged Patrick to make a move against Trump.