By Purple Walrus Press contributor Brooks Parola.
If the younger generation of Democratic candidates want any credibility re. their argument that it’s time for a “new generation” then they need to figure out how to inspire the electorate the way the old folks have: see Biden, Bernie, and Warren.
Say what you want about these three leaders; the bottom line is none of the youngsters have been able to break their hold on the lead, because none of them have been able to significantly inspire the base. Beto was supposed to be that person, but he’s barely making the debate stage. No matter how progressive they’ve moved the party, their inability to inspire the base, much less non-Democrats is a real issue for all of them.