Why did the Blacks in the Democratic presidential race fail to rise? Here are three theories

Nii Ntreh Jan 15, 2020 at 05:30pm

January 15, 2020 at 05:30 pm | Opinions & Features

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Associate Editor

January 15, 2020 at 05:30 pm | Opinions & Features

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Cory Booker did not succeed in identifying as a progressive. Photo Credit: Washington Post

The ambiguity of their ideology

The progressive wing of the Democratic Party is the most vociferous, if not the majority. This would have been unthinkable some 10 years ago, but this time, what an aspirant was worth was determined on the scales of progressive values.

Did they support Medicare For All? What is their policy on climate change and how did they intend to address deficiencies in America’s justice system?

They tried to come off as progressives but Booker and Harris were found wanting. The crowd was unforgiving of Harris especially, who had been California’s top cop and therefore considered part of the problem.

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