Election analyst says Dems will fall in line with any 2020 nominee the party elects

Election analyst Henry Olsen predicted Friday that the Democratic Party's progressive wing ultimately will fall in line with any Democratic presidential nominee voters elect because of their disdain for President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE

"When push comes to shove, the Democratic base hates Trump so much that I think even many progressives would swallow disagreement if they lose that internal debate in order to get rid of the devil that they hate," Olsen, a columnist at The Washington Post, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking." 

"You've got different candidates who are throwing in with different styles, different policy mixes," he continued. 

"I think you've had at least five of the contenders in the Senate who have co-sponsored the Senate version of the Green New Deal," he said, referencing the climate resolution unveiled by progressive firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezJayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive NYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Jayapal endorses Sanders MORE (D-N.Y.) this week. "Then you've got Democrats who haven't signed on to that."

Democratic presidential candidates, including Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDemocrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' Parnas pressure grows on Senate GOP Sanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change MORE (Calif.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Former health insurance executive: Current system is bankrupting country The American disease and death bowls MORE (Mass.), have embraced progressive ideas such as the Green New Deal or "Medicare for all." 

Still, other Democrats and observers have said the party should not concern itself with appealing to progressive voters as much as appealing to blue-collar voters who flipped for Trump in 2016. 

— Julia Manchester