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Why Democrats (rightly) fear Cornel West in 2024
« on: September 12, 2023, 12:41:23 pm »
Why Democrats (rightly) fear Cornel West in 2024

By Daniel McCarthy
Published Sep. 11, 2023

Fear has a name in the Democratic Party, and that name is Cornel West.

The former Harvard professor is one of the nation’s most prominent progressive intellectuals, and he’s seeking the Green Party nomination for president.

If he gets it, polls say West will take enough votes from Joe Biden to hand the White House to the GOP.

West notched only 2% in a Wall Street Journal poll late last month, but that was still enough to tip a three-way test, giving Donald Trump a one-point lead in a race with him, West, and Biden.

Two Emerson polls showed the same: West spoils the election for Biden.

Democrats get a sick sense of déjà vu from this.

It’s a replay of what they think happened in 2000, when another renowned progressive, Ralph Nader, was the Green nominee and cost Al Gore victory in November.

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