Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, April 09, 2019

[snip] The outspoken group of Democratic-leaning voters on social media is outnumbered, roughly 2 to 1, by the more moderate, more diverse and less educated group of Democrats who typically don't post political content online, according to data from the Hidden Tribes Project. This latter group has the numbers to decide the Democratic presidential nomination in favor of a relatively moderate establishment favorite, as it has often done in the past.

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This is an interesting read IMO.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-09 04:44 PM | Reply

This is an interesting read IMO.
#1 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Interesting in that it states he has a clear line to the nomination, but not the presidency.

to decide the Democratic presidential nomination in favor of a relatively moderate establishment favorite, as it has often done in the past.
POSTED BY JEFFJ

What have the voters often done in the past? Especially recent past?

Not elect the "next in line" candidate, which the NYT is laying out a case for here, IMO.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-04-09 05:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I read that this morning Jeff, and felt the same way you did. I think that once this "hair smelling" nonsense has blown over, the nomination is Biden's to lose, largely because the voters in the middle are increasingly tired of Trump's shhhht show.

#3 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-04-09 05:26 PM | Reply

#2

It did read that way to a certain extent, but I think/would like to hope that the NYT has learned that they should no longer attempt to coronate someone that they like.

#4 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-04-09 05:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Didn't see in the article which group is more likely to actually vote... might have just missed it.

Pretty obviously the activist group, but by how much and does it even matter if they are 2-1 against.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-09 05:34 PM | Reply

I would love to see the contest. Creepy "plugs" Biden VS the Damn Yankee. One with foot in mouth disease and the other with verbal diarrhea. This will be fun.

#6 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-04-10 07:01 AM | Reply

From article

"Of course, the Democratic Party has moved to the left in recent years. It has moved far enough left that there's plenty of room for a progressive candidate to win the nomination. It would be a mistake to dismiss Mr. Sanders's chances of winning the nomination just because white progressives have generally fallen short in the past. The name recognition he earned in 2016 will be an asset that prior outsider candidates haven't been able to count on, and so will his impressive small-donor fund-raising."

#7 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-10 07:36 AM | Reply

this is the list I like the elected establishment moderate candidate the part liked

"candidates of the party's establishment, like Walter Mondale, Al Gore and Hillary Clinton. The establishment candidates won the nomination."

Oh, I see winners all of them, oh the good ole days of President Walter Mondale, Al Gore, and Hillary Clinton.

The DNC sure knows how to pick them.

If you don't have a candidate that inspires the people, the people won't vote for your candidate

#8 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-04-10 07:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#8 | POSTED BY PUNCHYPOSSUM

It will be the VP pick .... thats what will inspire them...

Not this election but the next one ...

Who was Hillary's pick again?

#9 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-10 10:45 AM | Reply

"the "next in line" candidate"

Wouldn't that be Bernie, since he was the runner up to the nomination last time?

#10 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-04-10 05:34 PM | Reply

Biden hasn't a snowball's chance in hell.

#11 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-04-11 02:49 PM | Reply

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