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