After rallying around Biden’s candidacy on Super Tuesday, the Democrat establishment are grinning from ear to ear.
They think by convincing virtually every other candidate to drop out, Biden will easily defeat Sanders and allow the party to focus on President Trump.
But Trey Gowdy just went on Fox News to drop a truth bomb that left Democrats stunned.
Bernie Sanders appeared to be running away with the Democrat nomination until Biden’s commanding victory in South Carolina.
Just three days later, after the Democrat establishment rallied around Biden as their man, Biden went on to win 10 out of 14 states.
While the Democrat elites were still patting themselves on the back, Trey Gowdy went on Fox News to point out that while Biden may be winning handily right now, no one on the Left was over-enthusiastic about voting for him.
“Among my Democrat friends, I don’t sense a lot of passion about Biden. It was an obligation. It was like watching all the people open Christmas gifts. You got to do it,” Gowdy explained. “He had to win . . . I mean, you and I watch sports. It’s a game that you’re expected to win and you had to win.”
Elections are contests of base mobilization.
When it comes down to it, enthusiasm matters. And generally, the candidates who inspire supporters and fire them up to go out and vote win elections.
At President Trump’s rallies, tens of thousands of supporters will show up – some even camping out overnight to ensure they get the best seats in the house.
On the other hand, Biden’s rallies seem anemic by comparison.
Sparsely attended, Biden voters aren’t inspired by Biden, their support is just because they think Biden stands the best chance to defeat Donald Trump.
Both the Republican and Democrat establishments repeatedly try nominating “electable” candidates.
John Kerry in ’04 and Mitt Romney in ’12 both took on sitting Presidents their supporters thought were beatable only to see the incumbent handily win re-election on the strength of a fired-up base by turning out overwhelming numbers on Election Day.