@TonyStark I am more liberal than many Democrats who have been winning primaries, as I'm sure plenty of our people on democracy.town are. I would rather elect the Democrat who can win in November than the one who will lose to the Republican. I've also been reasonably satisfied with what our elected Democrats have been passing, at least the ones in the House and in states where Democrats control the agenda. We have recalcitrant ones like Manchin preventing us from doing what we could with the majority, and of course there are many more things I'd like to see us do while we have it. But I'm also a realist, and politics is the art of compromise, including within our party. I'd hoped to see Jennifer Carroll Foy as Virginia's gubernatorial nominee, but McAuliffe did a fine job before and will again. I'm happy to see Virginia elect Democrats statewide -- when I lived there, I was stuck with two Republican senators and a Republican governor, though I lived in a heavily Democratic area.
The practicality and ground game of Virginia voters and organizers has been something to behold.
@QueenRamonda Different primary preferences aren't necessarily a bad thing. As Democratic presidential primary candidates dropped out in 2020, they started adopting each other's policies, which made Biden's eventual platform more reflective of the Democratic electorate as a whole than if there hadn't been a competitive primary. So long as we all vote for the eventual nominee and they don't beat each other up, only make each other stronger, competitive primaries help, not hurt. (Exceptions to beating each other up are there for when candidates don't belong in a party primary, such as Elizabeth Warren's swift takedown of Michael Bloomberg in a single debate. You can't buy your way into the presidency, at least not as a Democrat.) @TonyStark
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