If you can’t win them, confuse them. Or at least that seems like the Left’s current scheme in play when clarifying policy positions for voters, who are being kept in the dark about where their prospective candidates really stand. It’s a short-term maneuver to avoid alienating ANY part of the Left’s voter base… and not give President Trump fuel for attack. The Washington Examiner notes, for example, that Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Julian Castro, and Mayor Pete Buttigiege have no explicit issue positions on their campaign websites at all. The long and short is that nobody will vote for nothing.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
For those interested in what policies the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders stand for, the most obvious source of information is often the most mysterious. Several of the candidates’ websites make their positions difficult to identify, leaving the public to scrutinize their records and public statements instead.
Candidates may be trying to avoid alienating part of the Democratic voter base while also protecting themselves from potential right-wing attacks on far-left policies.
“They are fully aware that the Trump team is keeping tabs on this insane policy race to the left,” Republican strategist and political analyst Ford O’Connell told the Washington Examiner. “They are literally trying to kowtow to the Democratic base any way possible while trying to keep their powder dry should they eventually face off against Trump.”