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The next Democratic nominee must be a populist if we are to win.

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Move to Amend Director Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap points out a reality Democrats will do well realizing sooner than later. If the Democrats are to win the White House, they must nominate a populist candidate.

Next Democratic nominee must be a populist

Donald Trump mobilized enough people in the right places not only on his message of hate and fear. He used Progressive policies articulated in his bombastic manner. The abundance of work, prosperity, and winning for everyone could equate to basic income. Healthcare for everyone that they would love and could afford parallels Medicare for All.

Trump had no intention of being successful. He just needed to get there to deconstruct the state.

Trump has perfected the deception. With a good economy, absent a populist candidate who can match his policy lies with believable policies, Trump will be reelected.

But Kaitlin has another fear. If a centrist or neoliberal like Joe Biden is elected and his administration maintains the status quo, it would leave the door open for the next Trump, a fascist on steroids. That is an outcome neither the United States of America or the world could survive.

The Democratic Party would do best not playing the games of the past to prevent a populist candidate from emerging in the primary. That is the only path to a lasting victory.

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Egberto WilliesEgberto Willies is a political activist, author, political blogger, radio show host, business owner, software developer, web designer, and mechanical engineer in Kingwood, TX. Egberto is an ardent Liberal that believes tolerance is essential. His favorite phrase is "political involvement should be a requirement for citizenship". He believes that we must get away from the current policies that reward those who simply move money/capital and produce nothing tangible for our society. If a change in policy does not occur, America will be no different than many oligarchic societies where a few are able to (more...)
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