October 16, 2018

Dems Fear Gutter Politics of Avenatti

Dems Fear Gutter Politics of Avenatti

Democrats are still in disarray over a strategy to defeat President Trump in 2020. Many candidates are trying to appease the progressive base by persistently pulling the party further left. However, Michael Avenatti has a different plan in mind:

“I think they’re clueless. We’re not living in 2012 or 2008 or 1992 anymore,” he said. “You’ve got to engage in smash-mouth politics if you’re going to beat Donald Trump.”

Other Democrats, however, are not on board with his aggressive and over-the-top tactics:

“There’s a difference between getting in the gutter and being tough, and I don’t think Michael Avenatti understands that,” Patti Solis Doyle, Democratic strategist and former campaign manager to Hillary Clinton‘s 2008 presidential campaign, said in an interview.”

“This isn’t a strategy, this is a spectacle,” she added. “And the spectacle is great for getting a lot of Twitter followers and retweets, but when push comes to shove … what’s he doing for the party?”

To the disappointment of many in the party, Avenatti is committed to his 2020 run and believes his approach is the best way to define himself within the dozen plus person field.