DELRAY BEACH, Florida. Although nearly half of America’s eligible Democrat voters are running for president, do not be fooled. The 2020 Democrat primaries are nothing more than window dressing. The fight for delegates is all for show. The Democrat nominee is already decided. And her name is Kamala Harris.
This completes a stunning reversal for America’s two major political parties.
Democrats used to hold honest presidential primaries. This allowed dark horse candidates like Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama to come out of nowhere and shock the establishment.
Republicans had fake primaries. The GOP always nominated the person who was next in line. If you bet on the frontrunner favorite every time, you won every time. Six powerful bald white guys (PBWGs) got in a room and decided that it was Bob Dole’s turn in 1996. The entire Republican world knew that Mitt Romney would be the 2012 GOP nominee. Then in 2016, everything changed.
2016: A big change of plans
But in 2016, Democrats decided to effectively cancel their primaries and anoint Hillary Clinton as their nominee. The deck was cleared, and most candidates in the field cowered under a combination of fear and reality. Bernie Sanders made things interesting for awhile. But he was not going to defeat Hillary under any circumstances. Democrats preselected her, and the Superdelegates sealed the deal.
At the same time Republicans started out to do what they always do, anointing Jeb Bush as their nominee before the action began. It was now the turn for another Bush to run. It was also the final game for the deep bench of longtime Bush operatives and money men before they all faded into the dusty Texas sunset.
The GOP bequeathed Jeb $100 million and the air of inevitability. Then something bizarre happened on the way to his coronation. Brash New York businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump rocked the GOP to its core from the very start of the party’s formal campaign season. Trump easily crushed Bush, brushed the remainder of the large primary field aside and won the nomination.
Whomever Republicans had supported previously, the message was clear. The days of Republican PBWGs anointing their chosen next-in-line losing candidate wer over. Under the old system, Vice President Mike Pence would be the guaranteed 2024 GOP nominee. Under the new rules, that race is now truly wide open. It’s nobody’s turn.
Kamala Harris: The Democrats’ perfect choice for 2020
Somewhat astonishingly, Democrats have gone in the reverse direction. Forget the horse race. Turn out the lights. The Democrat Party fight is already over.
California Senator Kamala Harris is the nominee. Take it to the bank. She is the chosen one.
There are several reasons why Kamala Harris is already the nominee and will not have to compete for it.
For starters, Harris is a black woman. Actually, she is only partially black. But that never stopped Barack Hussein Obama. Better yet, Harris is black enough and also 100% certified female. In a Democrat Party obsessed with identity politics and otherwise completely ignoring further qualifications, Harris wins. Hands down.
Look at the Democrats’ alternatives.
Cory Booker is black. But not female. His chance of winning went out the window the moment he announces he had a girlfriend, dispelling rumors he was gay. Being gay and black would have been groundbreaking. But today, being black by itself is not enough. Obama already did that. Spartacus is out.
Liz Warren is female but not black. Democrats already did the enraged white female thing with Hillary in 2016. Plus, there’s that Pocahontas thing.
Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders allegedly lead the current field due to national name recognition. But Democrats will not under any circumstances nominate an automatically privileged white male. Unless Biden or Sanders announce that they are really transgendered, wheelchair-bound Muslims, they are finished.
Then there’s Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who keeps pretending to be Hispanic. But his bigger problem is that voters are quickly learning he is a weirdo. Even Democrats think he is bizarre, which is bizarre. All the apologizing in the world over his white privilege will not appease the identity politics crowd.
The Obamas and the Clintons give their Seal of Approval.
Another reason Harris is the nominee is because the Obamas want her to be the nominee. Barack Obama is still a demigod in the Democrat Party. A moderate Democrat in the mold of Bill Clinton would be regarded as a permanent rejection of Obama. Today, Democrats need a hardcore leftist to continue what Obama, the stealth socialist, started.
Joe Biden was an insignificant Vice President, still succumbing to the Jurassic Era habit of seeing Republicans as human beings. For today’s hardcore leftist Democrat Party, that is a fatal flaw. Kamala Harris has internalized the Obama vision of politics as all out war, in which Republicans are the bitter enemy to be destroyed at any cost.
Harris is the ideological soulmate of the Obamas. Her entry in the race is why Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder did not run. Obama did not want to split the Obama legacy vote. If Harris had not entered the race, Holder would have been next in line.
Anyone who doubts Obama’s power in the Democrat party only needs to look to Minneapolis Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. When Omar made repeated anti-Jewish remarks, she laughed off and crushed all attempts to rebuke her. When she criticized Obama, however, she quickly backtracked. The commandment of “Thou shalt not ever criticize Obama” is still Democrat dogma. Whatever Barry wants, Barry gets.
The Clinton Cabal is still ready, willing and able for a last hurrah.
Yet another reason Harris is the nominee is because the Clinton campaign operatives are also working for her. The Obamas and Clintons despise each other, but Harris has somehow united them.
The Clinton operatives are known for employing the dirtiest campaign tricks in the book. They were the original birthers, starting the 2007 rumors about Obama being born in Kenya. They kneecapped Bernie Sanders when he became a 2016 threat to Hillary. Now rumors are swirling that Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar abuses her staff. It is a safe bet that the Clintonites working for Harris started that rumor. Good luck trying to prove this.
Kamala Harris: Filling all the woke crowd’s tick boxes.
Kamala Harris is the appropriate race and gender for the woke crowd. She has the blessing of the Obamas and the Clinton political machine muscle. She also has one additional trait that will serve her well.
Kamala Harris can be pleasant, at least in public. True, she does have an annoying tendency to laugh at her own jokes. But at least she is capable of laughing and smiling. Liz Warren screams and rages. Harris giggles her way through the usual softball interviews conducted by the Obama- and Clinton-compliant media. Democrats love to start out primary season with the angriest candidate possible. But at the last moment, they always lose their nerve. Howard Dean screamed his way to the top before imploding. Democrats know that Warren would yell her way to a Walter Mondale-style 49 state loss. Kamala Harris can be likable. That counts.
True, Harris lacks substance. But no matter. Democrats have always treated style as the most important attribute for a party nominee. Substance and gravitas matter little. The Democrats remain the party of John F. Kennedy’s handsomeness and attractiveness to vapid Hollywood stars preening at multiple (and now very woke) entertainment industry awards shows.
Kamala is the perfect Democrat candidate for 2020 and the Woke Party knows it.
Kamala Harris, in short, is a perfect fit for a party now in thrall to phony socialism. Harris looks pretty and says nothing of consequence. She is a militant, hardcore leftist who refuses to be angry. In her younger days, when other women were burning their bras, she was deploying hers to attract powerful men. Even the normally emotionless Obama noticed her sexuality.
All other Democrats are wasting their time and their supporters’ money. Perhaps they can parlay a second or third place finish into a vice presidential appointment or another failed stint on CNN or MSNBC.
Kamala Harris is the 2020 Democrat nominee. The Trump team should be preparing for her now.
— Headline image: Cartoon by Branco. Reproduced with permission and by arrangement with Comically Incorrect.