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 TrumpTrump calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone 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-CortezTrump takes aim at Dem talk of impeachment Democrats leave impeachment on the table Michael Steele: A missed opportunity at holding banks accountable 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 HarrisWarren unveils plan to cancel student loan debt, create universal free college Moulton enters 2020 White House race The Hill's Morning Report - Is impeachment back on the table? MORE (Calif.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump pushes back on impeachment talk: 'Tables are finally turning on the Witch Hunt!' Warren unveils plan to cancel student loan debt, create universal free college Moulton enters 2020 White House race 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