On several occasions in the Democratic debate on Wednesday night The NBC moderators invited candidates to shoot Senator Elizabeth Warren, and none of them Colleagues, Amy Klobuchar or Cory Booker, took the bait, but one candidate may have planted a land mine under her candidacy – and she was not even his target.
The moment came when the ten participants were asked by hand signals, who would give up private health insurance altogether, only New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Warren said "yes." John Delaney, one of the least visited, is just one of the 24 announced candidates.
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Delaney, having pushed back the idea of taking something away from the Americans, with whom most are reasonably satisfied, said the following:
"That too is a bad policy Any hospital in this country will go and ask you a question, how would it have been for you last year if all your bills had been paid for the Medicare tariff? Every single hospital administrator said he would close down for the Medicare for All bill Payments are required to meet the current Medicare tariffs, and to a certain extent we are actually supporting a bill that closes every hospital. "And then he ended the discussion about his electric utility at the union health insurance fund with one tap:" He would look at me and say good work, John, for the medical care of every Ameri Kaners, but why are you taking away my medical care? & # 39; "
As an argument within the Democratic Party, where" Medicare for All "is a rallying cry, this can not resonate, but once there is parliamentary elections, it's a new landscape, and when Warren – or Bernie Sanders, who shares Die Seeing that there is no private insurance is a much bigger problem. From previous races, we know that low-impact moments in a primary system last fall can have a strong impact.
In April 1988, just before the New As York's main competitor, Al Gore Governor Michael Dukakis, was on the subject of crime, he wanted to know why Massachusetts had a program of weekend vacations for convicted criminals, which more or less conceded to Dukakis that the program had not worked, and that seemed to be the end: within days Dukakis won the New York area preselection, Gore dropped out of the race and the problem disappeared.  In the campaign led by George HW Bush, Adjutant James Pinkerton heard the debate and decided to investigate the issue. And what the campaign resulted in was Willie Horton, the convicted killer who served a life sentence and went on a rampage one weekend, including assault, armed robbery, and multiple rapes. For Bush campaign manager Lee Atwater, it was a gift from the gods. "I'm going to make Willie Horton [Dukakis’] jog," he said.
Sure enough, Bush included Al Gore's ball in parliamentary elections and addressed the issue in his speech on the adoption of the Convention.
"I'm the one who thinks it's a scandal to give a week-end stay to a hardened first – a murderer who did not even have time to qualify for a probation." The campaign brought a television commercial with the Revolving Door, which showed prisoners literally leaving the prison through a revolving door, and an independent political action committee produced a much more up-to-date and racially charged ad with the mug shot of obviously black Willie Horton.
So, what is the parallel? Delaney might have spoken to the very, very boring mayor of New York, but the other who grew up your hand to essentially abolish private insurance was the much more plausible Senator Warren, and a Democratic congressman – not a right think tank or Republican from Freedom Caucus – said on television n that their policies would threaten the Sur. There is just about every hospital in the country, and the workers are well insured.
This gives the appearance of a serious threat should Warren or Sanders emerge as a candidate. You can call it "your own husband says it!" – designate a rule, named after disputes in the context of schoolyard ball games, in which the confirmation of a member of a team, that his teammate has retired, settles the dispute. This happened when almost half of the Republican Party refused to support Barry Goldwater because of his "extremist" views, which gave his opponents an easy way to torpedo his candidacy. It happened when George McGovern's opponents in his own party, including ex-vice president Hubert Humphrey, accused him of having ideas that would cut off the US defense.
And in a year – an election-time eternity, but not too long to keep the topic warm in a big Oppo file – it would not be difficult for Donald Trump to do so on Twitter, in ads, and in a debating phase To point out that a member of Warren's own party shares the same stage, implied that their ideas for health care would be dangerous for America. (Same goes for self-identified socialist Sanders.)
Republicans have for the most part classified Democratic social programs as "socialist" or "dangerous" for the past hundred years. Generally speaking, these attacks have fallen on barren areas. However, when John Delaney hinted that a large group of two potential candidates might devastate the system, he may have left a ticking time bomb in his party's hopes for the White House.