The woke culture of the progressive left and the whole Democrat Party, for that matter, have created an atmosphere where it is expected that you always be politically correct and never say or do anything that could be offensive to anyone else. It is why President Donald Trump has been accused of being racist and misogynistic so many times. And it is precisely why presidential candidate and Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard was left out of much of the conversation during the most recent primary debate after attacking Hillary Clinton with phrases like “queen of warmongers” and “the personification of the rot” that is destroying the Democratic Party.
However, their fully baked woke cake is now ready to eat, and eat it the party will have to. But it may come at a high cost to them.
As you may have noticed from the debates, campaigns, and speeches thus far from the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, everything has been kept relatively tame. Sure, there have been a few minute arguments here and there. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker did accuse former Vice President Joe Biden of being high at one point and Kamala Harris did slightly, if not pointlessly, jab at Tulsi Gabbard last Wednesday. But for the most part, candidates seem to be taking everything in stride, especially when it comes to the top four candidates.
It’s almost as if they don’t think the nomination is worth throwing punches over. As it stands now, those in the top four contending spots have pretty much reached a stalemate of sorts. They are trending in the polls someone around 20 percent, give or take. However, if one rises above the others, something is going to have to change. Either someone or a few are going to have to get nasty, or none of them will the nomination.
The delegate allotment rules for the 2020 Democratic election state that any candidate who receives at least 15 percent of support in any given state, state legislative or congressional district is to be given a proportionate share of the delegates. This means the only way that candidates will get their name on the first nomination ballot at the Democratic National Convention is to make sure that their support is at 50 percent or more by March (when most delegates are given out).
However, with current pollings, that seems a bit unlikely. There are simply too many candidates who are well-liked or obtaining substantial support. For a moderate to win the nomination, Buttigieg or Biden would have to have a significant setback. Likewise, for the more progressive, either Sanders or Warren would have to stumble. And with no one firing rapid shots at the other, it just doesn’t seem like it will happen.
So what happens when no one wins? Well, according to the rules, the Democrats’ 758 “superdelegates” or “automatic delegates” get to vote on the second ballot. These are party bigwigs, like congress members, senators, and governors who make 16 percent of the total delegates pool.
With 16 percent, they could cause several situations to occur, none of them being ideal. Firstly, they could simply give the nomination to an established candidate like Joe Biden. But more likely is that a long, drawn-out battle between liberals and progressives would ensue. If that were to happen, they could choose someone to unite the two sides, known as a “dark horse” candidate like Hillary Clinton. Of course, they could also decide to compromise some and choose an official candidate and an unofficial, independent contender. This tactic was used in the Middle Ages, giving the people a pope and an anti-pope. However, the potential for even more strife amid party members only increases.
Whatever the case, it seems as though the Democratic Party has a long road ahead of them if they are to win the presidency. At this point, they have two choices, either admit that their woke society is pointless and start throwing punches or let Donald Trump have another win. Then again, he is likely to have it either way at this point.
With the Democrat Party as divided as it is, there is no way that he could lose. And if they fail to nominate a candidate in the usual manner, the likelihood of them being even more divided becomes increasing possible.