Democrats, Democratic Party, Richard Nixon discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal


A Republican presidential candidate widely reviled. Among the party's rank and file nominate a seemingly safe establishment figure to keep their hold on the White House to the party's shock and horror. They're establishment figure loses the general election. The reviled. Republican becomes president could nineteen sixty eight and nineteen seventy-two reappear in not only twenty sixteen but in the presidential race of twenty twenty. Here's Wall Street Journal, executive Washington editor Jerry cyber on his story, Jerry. How do you see it? There's an interesting precedent. The Democrats might wanna think about in terms of the cycle that they're in now and their move body logically to elect which is kind of what you're seeing on the democratic national party today. Some people look at a similar situation in the past and wonder if they're hearing echoes of it now, and the the parallel is tonight. Eighteen sixty eight and nineteen seventy-two for Democrats in nineteen sixty eight Democrats had been in the White House for eight years, just as Democrats had been in two thousand sixteen they faced a Republican that liberals really disliked intensely, Richard Nixon, just as liberals would just like Donald Trump now to defeat Richard Nixon in nineteen sixty eight the Democrats picked as very safe establishment candidate, Hubert Humphrey, who was in fact, vice president then he lost in a close election. He lost to Richard Nixon this made liberals in the Democratic Party, very angry and very upset, and they thought the party needed to show its true ideological colors, more and be boulder. So in nineteen seventy two the party had moved to the left and nominated George McGovern a much more liberal candidate who then got swapped by Richard Nixon. He lost forty nine hundred fifty states. So you fast forward to today, and you think we'll Democrats nominated Hillary Clinton centrist establishment in two thousand sixteen. They lost Donald Trump. The liberal wing of the party is outraged by that they're saying let's stop compromising with moderate candidates. Let's be bolder and pick somebody from the left. There's a lot of energy in the left to the party does history repeat itself do the Democrats nominated more liberal candidate..

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