Live from Cyberspace: What this misses is that the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party does not--or maybe should not--want its candidate to win the nomination. Unless you like presidents like Richard M. Nixon, a Democratic candidate has to have an effective reach and appeal that includes the muddled and confused blancmange that are the swing voters of America. The best self of the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party wants to run another McGovern in a general election about as much as the best self of their Republican counterparts wants to run another Goldwater:
The Disruption Is Digital: "Insurgents like Bernie Sanders have been the rule, not the exception...:
...From Eugene McCarthy to Jesse Jackson, the [Democratic] Party’s left wing regularly broke ranks to run on quasi-social democratic platforms. But with the exception of George McGovern in 1972, these challengers all fell short of the nomination, partly because they lacked the money to effectively organize and advertise. The party establishment had a virtual monopoly on every political tool needed to win.