November 15, 2016

HOW DO YOU PUT THE COALITION BACK TOGETHER...:

Democrats clash over the future of the Obama coalition (GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI, 11/15/16, Politico)

In the wake of Clinton's shock defeat, there is widespread skepticism among Democrats about whether the voters who elected Obama will be enough to carry the White House for any future Democrat after an election where Clinton lost by wide margins among white voters and in rural areas where Trump proved devastatingly popular.

"We've started to lose touch with white voters. They're still the majority out there, and we can't claim to be a big-tent party if we lose touch with working class voters, whether they're black, white, blue, or red," said DNC member Boyd Brown of South Carolina. "When you have Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer making the sale for you, that dog don't hunt. It's time to reshuffle the deck and get some younger folks in there with some more diverse backgrounds. It's time for a leadership shakeup."

After party members are done surveying Democrats' hollowed-out down-ballot landscape, and with the national party on the precipice of all-out brawl for the central committee's chairmanship, everything is suddenly on the table as Democrats try to determine whether it chose the wrong messenger, the wrong message, or the wrong audience.


...particularly when they guy who managed it governed as a Republican?  And when all the GOP has to do is pass immigration "reform" to resume making inroads with Latinos?

Posted by at November 15, 2016 2:17 PM

  

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