Willie Brown, former prominent California politician and former boyfriend of Kamala Harris, says that she cannot beat Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
In fact, Brown says that he doesn’t see a single Democrat who can beat him. He says that President Trump’s SOTU was powerful and that it gained him a larger base. In fact, in recent polls, Trump has picked up a lot of support inside the Democratic party. It may6 not be entirely Trump’s doing.
Democrats once before went to a socialist candidate and as a result of the nomination of Walter Mondale, a huge liberal, President Reagan won 49 states in the 1984 presidential election.
Willie Brown wrote:
Make no mistake, President Trump’s State of the Union address was the kickoff for his 2020 re-election campaign, and so far I’ve yet to see a Democrat who can beat him.
[T]he overnight polling after the speech showed that once again, he connected with voters, at least enough voters to make him a 2020 favorite.
You can’t say the same for the Democratic contenders. They all have impressive credentials, winning personalities and positive messages, but none displays the “people personality” that our media-savvy president has mastered.
Let’s just hope Democrats can figure out that we need to go beyond the left and motivate voters across the board, just as midterm congressional campaigns did under Nancy Pelosi’s leadership.
Harris is running on a slate of left-wing policies, including “Medicare for All” and the so-called “Green New Deal,” which she embraced last week even though it calls for radical socialist measures such as paying Americans who are “unwilling” to work.
She has also said she would be willing to “eliminate” private health insurance, a position supported by only 13% of Americans.
Read Willie Brown’s full column here.