Democrats are set up for victory in 2018 — and trouble in 2020 theweek ^ | 05/15/2018 | Damon Linker 

Democrats are set up for victory in 2018 — and trouble in 2020
theweek ^ | 05/15/2018 | Damon Linker 

Posted on 5/15/2018, 8:32:21 AM by ChicagoConservative27

Division in a political party can be a blessing or a curse. And sometimes, it can be both.

In the Democratic Party’s struggle to retake the House of Representatives in November 2018, division is a very good thing indeed. But whether it will remain so as the party tries to defeat President Trump’s presumed bid for re-election in 2020 is another matter entirely.

First, the good news for Dems: Less than six months out from the midterm elections, lack of consensus about the future direction of the party allows the Democrats to adapt to regional and ideological differences in the electorate. So, in a liberal, wealthy suburb that is appalled by President Trump, a progressive congressional candidate who describes herself as a leader of the “resistance” against incipient authoritarianism might be the perfect Democrat. Meanwhile, in a swing district in the Midwest that has a history of voting Democratic but sided with Trump in 2016, a candidate who combines an economically populist message with a more moderate one on cultural issues (guns, abortion, transgender rights) might be the perfect fit.

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