What’s worse is when aging stars of the entertainment universe want to hang on for another go-’round, even though it’s clear that their best days are behind them and they’re only losing their luster and, with it, their audience appeal.
The same is true of politicians, especially those in a party that dearly needs fresh faces and ideas. And now a new poll shows that the Democrat Party could well be on the way to learning that lesson.
With the staggering losses of 2016 finally sinking into the liberal psyche, some are already looking ahead four years.
A survey by USA Today and Suffolk University asked Democrat voters who they would like to see run for the presidential nomination in 2020. They picked someone entirely new. Who, you may ask? Someone entirely new. No, really, tell us, you may be saying. And I am — someone entirely new.
It may sound like I’m Bud Abbott trying to explain the intricacies of the St. Louis Wolves infield and who’s on first, but there’s a reason for that: that’s actually who they wanted to see run. “Someone entirely new.”
In the poll, which listed various aging Democrat politicians and asked respondents whether they wanted to see them run, 66 percent of respondents said they wanted someone entirely new, compared to only 9 percent who didn’t.
Curiously, the next choice for topping a 2020 ticket was America’s favorite dysfunctional uncle, Joe Biden, proof that the vice presidency could be held by a housebroken ocelot and nobody would tell the difference until something happened to the president.
He only got 43 percent, though. Another 31 percent didn’t want him to run, for a positive score of 12 points — far behind the 57 point spread favoring someone entirely new (unlike Hillary Clinton who proved that old and busted won’t win the game).
Of other names in the poll, Bernie Sanders had a positive score of four points, Sen. Elizabeth Warren had a score of seven points, and Hillary Clinton had a score of -39 points, with only 23 percent saying they wanted to see her run.