I'm always interested in self-defeating arguments:
Steyer, Democratic aides concede, appears to be the furthest along among the group [testing the early waters for a presidential run in 2020], with an email list that aides say now is more than 5.4 million strong, a digital-heavy focus to his operations, a layer of staff to help coordina[t]e his two main operational arms (the Need to Impeach campaign and the climate organization NextGen), and plans to use the August recess to continue barnstorming the country with town hall appearances. His message of impeachment has also placed him at the vanguard of the party’s anti-Trump fervor. But even associates are not sold on that as the best messaging construct.
“The ability to build a grassroots network around that issue is not insignificant,” said Joel Benenson, a chief strategist for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns. “The question is can you build a durable presidential campaign on impeaching the incumbent. Keep in mind if that’s part of your campaign it is an implicit acknowledgement that the incumbent is going to win.”


Roy Lofquist said...

The punchline has gotta be "the dogs don't like it".

Grim said...

Running for the wrong branch, too. "If I win I will impeach the incumbent" entails a fairly serious misunderstanding of the whole process.

E Hines said...

Logic is not a safe space for some. For others, its an ugly symbol of the cisgenerational rationalistic hierarchy. For still others it's a bigoted discrimination against chaos.

Eric Hines