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“They need unity and they don’t have it,” Varney said.
Democrats have altered their caucus rules to announce actual vote tallies in addition to the number of delegates received, according to Varney. Under the new rules, he added, one candidate could win the popular vote, another win more delegates, and both claim victory.
“They don’t need that. They need a clear winner—a candidate who can beat Mr. Trump—but they can’t find one,” Varney said.
Instead, they have a 78-year-old socialist who, according to Hillary Clinton, nobody likes and who former President Obama thinks is unelectable, Varney said about Sen. Bernie Sanders. Candidate Joe Biden is 77 years old, has failed to receive Obama’s endorsement and has supporters who “Don’t seem wildly enthusiastic,” Varney added.
“Doesn’t this pave the way for an outsider to emerge, like Mike Bloomberg? Yes, but think that through. He too would split the party. He’s not the moderate who brings the party together,” Varney argued.
Bloomberg, many Democrats believe, is the plutocrat candidate who is accused of buying elections, that they love to hate, he suggested.
“There is one thing that brings them together: disdain for President Trump. But again, think this through. Are there enough voters prepared to throw out a president who brought prosperity and take a leap in the dark with Medicare for all, massive tax hikes and a green revolution,” Varney asked?
On February 3, at the Iowa caucuses, Democrats will take their first step in the nomination process, but it won’t help them choose a candidate, Varney argued.
“They are split — divided — the real winner may actually be President Trump,” he concluded.