The PointBy Daniel Greenfield

Muslim Candidate Out to "Prove Socialism Can Work in the Midwest" Loses

Socialism is having its moment. And look at all the candidates it’s electing.

Bernie Sanders’ Vision Is On The Michigan Democratic Primary Ballot - Huffington Post

Abdul El-Sayed hopes to keep progressive wave rolling in Michigan - CNN

Abdul El-Sayed’s Campaign Is a Test for Leftism in the Midwest - New York Magazine

Bernie Sanders, Abdul El-Sayed draw 1,400 at Detroit rally 

Abdul El-Sayed’s campaign to prove Democratic Socialism can win in the Midwest - ThinkProgress

Guess what happened to that vision?

Gretchen Whitmer, a former state Senate leader, won the Democratic nomination for governor of Michigan Tuesday night, beating back a challenge from two insurgent, progressive candidates… Whitmer defeated 33-year-old former Detroit Public Health Director Abdul El-Sayed and businessman Shri Thanedar, two candidates that sought to claim the mantle of true progressive.

Linda Sarsour had aggressively campaigned for Abdul El-Sayed. It didn’t help.

Guess socialism and leftism can’t work in the Midwest.