December 3, 2018

“They’re All Too Old:” Iowa Dems Want to Take Party in a Younger Direction

“They’re All Too Old:” Iowa Dems Want to Take Party in a Younger Direction

As the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination begins, party infighting over candidates is already in full swing. A recent survey from the Wall Street Journal found that a majority of Iowa Democratic county party leaders “are hungry for a young standard-bearer who will usher in generational change.”

That’s bad news for Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren, all of whom will be over 70 by the time the Iowa caucuses take place:

“’They’re all too old,’ said Chris Henning, the 71-year-old Democratic chairwoman in Greene County. ‘It’s not white bread America any more, we’ve got to get with the program.’”

With dozens of candidates vying for the party’s top spot on the ticket, the primary looks to be long drawn out battle that will likely deepen the divisions within the Democratic party.

One of the younger 2020 hopefuls, Kamala Harris, who is garnering interest in Iowa, summed it up best: “Let’s be honest. It’s going to be ugly.