[Ed. – Edsall is wasting his time trying to temper Greenberg’s ‘hope and change’ fantasy. The America he envisions is a pipe dream, as the 2020 election will demonstrate.]
There are some strategists — most prominently Stan Greenberg, a Democratic pollster and the author of a new book, “R.I.P. G.O.P.: How The New America Is Dooming the Republicans” — who argue that the 2020 election will produce a resilient Democratic majority coalition made up of what Greenberg has called the Rising American Electorate, which will usher in
A New America that is ever more racially and culturally diverse, younger, millennial, more secular, and unmarried, with fewer traditional families and male breadwinners, more immigrant and foreign born.
According to Greenberg, this coalition will drive the country “toward a new progressive era in which Democrats are hegemonic.”
There are, however, a number of flashing yellow lights Democrats may want to consider before proclaiming victory.
For one thing, many of the factors that helped Trump get elected in the first place have not disappeared.