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There are three scenarios that could present themselves in 2018. Hillary could be president, Sanders could be president, or a Republican could be president. Of the three possibilities, a Clinton presidency would be the least desirable going into the 2018 off year elections. The best case scenario would be a Sanders presidency, although I think that unlikely. A Republican presidency would be more desirable than a Clinton presidency. The rationale is fairly easy to comprehend: Hillary’s presidency would be a disaster to defend at the polls. She will have accomplished zero due to Republican control of the House.
But an energized, united Democratic Party running against a Republican lunatic would be more successful than having to defend an uneventful and likely disastrous Clinton presidency.
To succeed in re-taking statehouses across the county, Democrats must be able to generate enthusiasm deep into the ticket.
Were Sanders to be elected president. his coalition will extend far beyond traditional Democratic voters. Sanders is motivating students, young people, seniors, the poor, the working poor, and labor, in ways not seen for generations.
Sanders leading the Democrats into 2018 would be explosive in its potential.
If Clinton is the incumbent, Democrats will fare worse than we did in 2014. Without Obama, there will be a substantially lower turnout among black voters. Add to this that Hillary has no coattails, nor will she in 2018. The 2018 elections will be a mirror of 2014, a disaster for Democrats.
Our choices may well devolve into Hillary vs a Republican. Unless she makes substantial movement to the left, I will not choose Hillary.
Democrats will most likely win control of the Senate next year, a key assumption I make in this entire analysis. With control of the Senate, the worst nightmares of Republicans run amok will be checked.
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