On This Week, the discussion turned to the popularity of Democratic Presidential Candidate, Bernie Sanders. Democratic strategist Maria Cardona acknowledged that garnering the Democratic nomination has never been thought of as a coronation. She defends Hillary Clinton's strong will to be exactly the type of nominee that Democrats prefer.
Sara Fagen then chimes in about her opinion of the Democratic contest. We can thank Sara for helping Bush get appointed president in 2000 with her chad-counting system.
She made quite the name for herself in her mid-20s as a political tech whiz — she’d set up a chad-counting system for the Bush-Cheney campaign during the 2000 recount and was an adviser in that administration until 2008, when she founded her own public affairs consultancy, Bluefront Strategies.
Today, Fagen goes into Republican cheerleader mode:
"The little-discussed fact in politics today is that the Democratic base has moved much farther to the Left than the Republican base has moved to the right. And that's a fact over the last two decades. He (Sanders) is saying what many Democratic activists want to hear. Which is why his crowds are big, not only in New Hampshire, but in Iowa and pretty much everywhere he goes. I think this is a real challenge to Mrs. Clinton. He's not going to be the nominee, but he is going to cause her (Hillary) an incredible headache and move to the Left and potentially make her unelectable in a general election."
Following her dire pronouncement that went totally unchallenged, the panel discussed how Pat Robertson challenged George H.W. Bush in 1992 and weakened his chances, so there's that similarity between Hillary and Bernie. Cardona reminds everyone that
"no Democrat garners more than 40% in Iowa unless they are from there, an incumbent or a V.P., so I think expectations should be tamped down a bit."
I think somebody needs to knock 'hanging-chad Fagen' off her high horse and keep her opinions off the air.