Former McCain Advisor Warns Dems: ‘In America, a Sociopath Will Always Beat a Socialist’

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A former advisor to the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Steve Schmidt, joined the chorus of pundits warning the Democrats against straying too far to the left in the general election, saying that in a race against President Donald Trump “a sociopath will always beat a socialist.”

Appearing on MSNBC, where he is a paid contributor, before Wednesday night’s debate, Schmidt, who abandoned the Republican Party in 2018 because of its embrace of Trump, called the 2020 vote one of the most consequential in U.S. history.

“The Trump presidency is an emergency for the country. I think there is no higher issue than his removal from office. And that calls for a candidate who has the ability to assemble the broadest, widest possible political coalition,” he said.

“I do think that there is a danger when you look at some of the ideology that we have seen front and center in this field,” Schmidt added. “Remember, that in America, a sociopath will beat a socialist, I think, seven days a week and twice on Sunday.”

Several pundits and politicians have openly worried about the leftward drift of the Democratic party so far in the primaries, citing Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) proposal to nationalize the U.S. healthcare system as one example.

Even former Democratic President Barack Obama chimed in last week when he warned an audience of prominent Democrats against listening too closely “certain left-leaning Twitter feeds” or “the activist wing of our party.”

During post-mortem coverage of the debate, Schmidt — who managed McCain’s 2008 campaign against Obama — also raised eyebrows by confronting candidate Tulsi Gabbard for what he called a “dishonest” performance and “extreme” positions, as well as for her decision to meet with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

Gabbard, who has served in Congress for seven years, responded that she has met with leaders around the world because of her positions on the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services committees.

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BTW, don’t be confused about who Steven Schmidt is. He was the Republican schmuck who convinced McCain to take on Alaska’s socialist governor, the genius Sarah Palin, as his running mate.

And he was handing out advice to a Democrat, Howard Schultz, running to be the nominee? Get out of town!

He is just gaslighting you through MSNBC.

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“Steve Schmidt, joined the chorus of pundits warning the Democrats against straying too far to the left in the general election, saying that in a race against President Donald Trump “a sociopath will always beat a socialist.”” Article

Says a “Republican” advising the opposition party.

Don’t be confused by the numbers of Senator Bernard Sanders. Those are the numbers of a populist. In 2016, the populist won against a very unpopular corporatist candidate. If Bernie wins the nomination, the now even LESS popular incumbent will lose.

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