9 Things We Learned About American Politics This february
- 1.Party elites don't really matter, and endorsements are a terrible predictor of primary outcomes.
- 2.Retail politics isn't important, especially in New Hampshire.
- 3.Socialist is a winning affiliation in American politics.
- 4.Gaffes are incredibly important.
- 5.Super PACs don't matter.
- 6.Fundraising doesn't matter.
- 7.Democrats are highly ideological.
- 8.Republicans aren't ideological at all.
- 9.Being a member of the political party whose nomination you're running for confers absolutely no advantage in winning said nomination.