In a party that is tilting hard to the left, moderation in the 2020 race is now a function of personality, not policy stances, which must inevitably cater to radicals.
Bernie's radical beliefs on abortion were booed, but his Medicare for All proposal was quite popular with the audience. He also defended his millionaire status.
Bernie Sanders (who is now a millionaire) and his wife gave 3.4 percent of their income to charity. Beto O'Rourke and his wife gave less than 1 percent.
Joe Biden is abandoning his strengths to play on the turf of the narrow, ‘upstairs’ progressive elites: socialism and identity politics.
Joe Biden’s habit of affectionately touching and kissing women in professional settings is well-established. Is it wrong? If so, is it also disqualifying?
Beto fans are light on the substance, heavy on the hometown hero adoration, and obsessed with looks and charisma. This is exactly why Beto might win.