2020 Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney was booed at the California Democratic Party's convention this weekend for saying he's not in favor of Medicare for All.
"Medicare for all may sound good but it's actually not good policy nor is it good politics," Delaney said, followed by booing. "We should have universal health care. We should have universal health care but it shouldn't be a the kind of health care that kicks 150 million Americans off their health care."
Presidential candidate John Delaney booed at CA Dem convention for saying: "Medicare for all may sound good but it's actually not good policy nor is it good politics." pic.twitter.com/aWwdeHM8nH— The Hill (@thehill) June 2, 2019
Apparently convention goers weren't the only ones who had issues with Delaney's take. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to Twitter to dismiss Delaney's candidacy because of his stance on Medicare for All.
Since there’s so many people running for President (& not enough for Senate), instead of obsessing over who‘s a “frontrunner,” maybe we can start w some general eliminations.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 2, 2019
This awful, untrue line got boo’ed for a full minute.
John Delaney, thank you but please sashay away ???? https://t.co/0RDOwbfcgv
According to AOC, Medicare For All is "good politics" because "it polls VERY well in swing states."
? Medicare for All IS sound policy - one may disagree w/ it, but plenty of other countries have single payer + better outcomes than the US— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 2, 2019
? M4A IS good politics - it polls VERY well in swing states
? “Third-Way” (aka lobbyist-backed Dems) WILL lose the presidency to Trump
Comments like AOC's are likely to push Democratic presidential candidates further to the left. The left is trying to out left one another. The further they go, the less they're able to relate to average, everyday Americans. And that's a win for Republicans (and President Trump).
The truth is, most Americans don't want Medicare for All. They've seen how horrible the government runs the VA and how much of a disaster Obamacare was. The last thing they want is more government intrusion in their health care.