If Brown is not liberal enough, Democrats might have a problem
Democrats across the country should be worried about 2020, if U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is not considered liberal enough to be a viable candidate for the presidency, by the party’s current powers that be. At one point, Brown had what most would consider well-established credentials as a true-blue Democrat.
And his appeal in the Buckeye State has been as a traditional Democrat. For us, it means he has, indeed, been a liberal on many issues, but also had a reputation for fighting for working men and women. He understood what was traditionally important to Ohioans when he adopted the slogan “dignity of work” for his short campaign.
Brown had good reason to believe that would be appealing to not just Ohio voters, but most average Americans.
He was wrong.
Average Americans are being overruled by far-left demagogues in the Democratic Party who have more interest in absurd promises like the “Green New Deal” than an actual shot at winning the presidency. Brown understands the “Green New Deal” or “Medicare for all” are simply not realistic, and rejected the ideas. Party leaders are allowing their enjoyment at the sound of their own voices to overshadow any hope of convincing voters who understand they have to live in the real world to give them another chance.
Because of that, it appears Brown will never have the opportunity of taking his more reasonable, though still liberal, case to voters.
That ought to upset Democrats everywhere.