Opinion: Elections show Democrats may be excited but are not running on unified platform
This week’s elections throughout the country have elicited very different reactions across the political spectrum.
Democrats were quick to claim victory because of the high turnout numbers they saw in traditionally republican regions like Ohio’s 12th Congressional district.
However, Republican Troy Balderson won that special election and the Democrat lost.
Moral victories don’t count.
If Republican Kris Kobach maintains his slim lead in the race to be the next governor of Kansas, President Trump will have a near perfect record in primary elections where he has weighed in.
Many analysts and talking heads are greatly underestimating the president's ability to turn out the vote and bolster the gop’s chances in the midterms.
All of this comes as the democratic party struggles to find its own identity.
Democrat socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who DNC Chair Tom Perez called the “future of the democrat party” only saw 2 of the 6 candidate she had endorsed win on Tuesday.
This further illustrates the divide between traditional democrats and the new wave of “abolish ice” embracing socialists who are attempting to take the reins of the party.
Here’s the Bottom Line: The scoreboard shows that Democrats have been unsuccessful in capitalizing on the “energy” they claim will win them seats in November.
Democrats very well may be excited, but they are running against the president, and not for any unified platform.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.