Why the ‘Wokest’ Candidates Are the Weakest

Yes, the failure of explicitly woke campaigns is a function, in part, of moderate and conservative voters in the Democratic coalition, including African-Americans and Latinos. But if the Democratic Party is as woke as critics say, the race should be able to sustain one or two woke candidates. The fact that it can’t should undermine, or at least temper, the idea of a “Great Awokening” transforming Democratic politics. At the very least, it shows that Democrats are far more concerned with beating Trump than elevating woke ideology.

Article URL : https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/06/opinion/woke-democrats-harris.html

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