Democrats 2020

Bret: … And as for Warren, where do I start?

Gail: O.K., sitting down, relaxing, waiting for the barrage …

Bret: Here you go: She is promising to destroy or redesign two of the most productive and innovative industries in America: energy and tech. She is promising to take away private health insurance from about 170 million Americans, the majority of whom like their care. She is promising open borders, or something pretty close to it, for illegal migrants, and free health care thrown into the bargain. She is promising to enact policies, like free public college, that are handouts to the upper middle class. She is promising a Green New Deal that will cost trillions. She is vague on how she will fund all this, other than to promote a fantasy that Jeff Bezos and some other billionaires will be forced to cough up the dough.

I could go on, and Lord knows the American people are easily sold on bogus political promises. (See Trump, Donald; Big, Beautiful Wall.”) But all this spells one word to me, and I’ll shout it out: UNELECTABLE. … [P]lease, Democrats: Just nominate someone who will have this election in the bag from Day 1. Saving democracy from Trump is too important to be risked on an altar of progressive ideology.

Bret Stephens and Gail Collins, New York Times

October 29, 2019

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