It looks like the California Democratic Party is turning its back on veteran incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein. The party's executive board voted this weekend to endorse Feinstein's challenger, state Senator Kevin de Leon, in the upcoming November midterm election.
However, de Leon will face Feinstein in the midterm because in California the top two vote-getters advance regardless of political party.
I've often said on the radio show that elections are reality checks. You can BELIEVE you understand why your party or candidates are losing elections - but if you are wrong, you will pay for it in the next election.
Many in the Democratic party believe that the massive losses suffered under President Obama are a result of the party not being liberal ENOUGH. How otherwise can you explain that Dianne Feinstein has become too moderate for her party?
The endorsement follows the win in New York by socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Rep. Joe Crowley, the No. 4 in last month’s Democratic primary. It's led to a number of liberals opining that socialism may be the way to attract young voters in the future.
At first, you may think that such thinking is restricted to the coasts. But with 40% of Iowa Democrats self-identifying as socialists, I think the next two elections will be defined by the party moving even further to the left.