A conservative activist and longtime political pundit predicts the Democratic Party has moved so far to the left that it's going to lose not only in 2020 but for many years to come.
It is not quite the summer of 2019, but the list of Democrats throwing their hats into the ring for president continues to swell. At last count, that list totaled 23 – and includes a former vice president, three governors (one former), three mayors, and almost a dozen sitting members of Congress.
Montana Governor Steve Bullock entered the fray last week, pointing out that he won an election in a "Red" state that was captured by Trump in 2016. And New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced – also last week – his intention to run, despite being widely unpopular even in the Big Apple.
Richard Viguerie is a conservative activist and chairman of Conservative HQ. He says this field of Democrats is great for the conservative cause.
"[These] candidates are moving the Democratic Party so far to the left that they're going to fall off the planet," he tells OneNewsNow. "And America is a center-right country – it is not a far-left country; and there are so many [candidates that] in order to get traction, you have to 'out-liberal' each other."
In a recent article for Conservative HQ, Jeffrey Rendall outlines some of the "pretty outlandish things" said by the Democratic hopefuls:
"In just the span of days Democrats promised to extend federal health benefits to illegal aliens (Joe Biden), institute a federal gun registry (Cory Booker) and suggested climate change is the reason there's an immigration crisis along the southern border (Beto O'Rourke) …. Bernie Sanders perhaps topped them all when he bragged that the promising U.S. economic figures of late were simply the continuation of positive upward trends inherited from Barack Obama's reign."
According to Viguerie, the candidates' attempts to "out-liberal" one another is going to do serious damage to the party in 2020 and beyond.
"They've branded [themselves] as just a hard-left people who are anti-God, anti-American, anti-traditional values, [and] open borders. They're doing serious damage to their party," he states. "It's going to help the conservatives win not only the 2020 election, but elections for many years to come."
In practically all polls, Joe Biden – vice president under Barack Obama – holds a double-digit lead in the historically large field of candidates. Those same polls indicate his nearest competitor is Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who came up short in 2016 when Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination for president.