Elections, Media, Politics

Chris Matthews: 2020 Could be Nixon-McGovern Repeat

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews sounded the alarm that the Democratic Party is veering too far left in its pursuit of young and minority voters by selecting the most progressive candidate. He compared the upcoming 2020 presidential election campaign to that of the 1972 presidential election between incumbent President Richard Nixon (R) and Democratic presidential nominee Senator George McGovern (D-SD). Nixon won by a landslide. Per Matthews’ analysis, this had more to do with the Democrats at the time pandering too far left with progressive identity politics, which, in turn, moved their more moderate supporters to the right. “One, almost half the Democratic Party electorate is either moderate or conservative. In other words, to the right of the Progressives…Bottom line: Going into the Democratic primaries is not the same as going to the country.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews offered his take on the Democratic Party’s drift to the far-left, which he warned could have an impact on the 2020 presidential election.

Matthews reminded voters of the 1972 presidential election between incumbent President Richard Nixon and then-Democratic presidential nominee Sen. George McGovern (D-SD). Nixon won in a landslide, taking 49 states and 60% of the popular vote.

He suggested such a scenario could be possible in 2020 if Democrats nominated a far-left candidate to go up against President Donald Trump in 2020.

“I have been thinking about who is going to take back the White House, who’s going to win the Democratic nomination next spring then go on to defeat Donald Trump in November 2020,” he said.

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