The first thing Democrats need to do is to end the alibi game.Yes, it’s a shattering experience to lose a presidential election that, until the 9 o’clock hour on election night, you seemed sure to win.But alibis don’t help you win next time. Don’t blame “fake news” when your candidate had lots more money to spend delivering her message.Don’t blame the FBI director when your candidate violated criminal laws and the attorney general had to disqualify herself after revelation of her secret meeting with the candidate’s husband.Don’t blame the “racism” of an electorate that twice elected the first black president.Don’t blame the Electoral College when everyone knew beforehand that you need 270 electoral votes, not a popular vote plurality, to win.Blame instead the Clinton campaign’s “ascendant America” strategy — to reassemble the 2012 Obama coalition of nonwhites and millennials, on the assumption that the attitudes of other voters, notably white non-college graduates who cast critical Obama votes in the Midwest, would remain static.Exit polls showed that Donald Trump, supposedly toxic to nonwhites, ran slightly better among them than Mitt Romney did in 2012. Their apparent regression to the mean, to voting more like the national average, undercuts the theory that nonwhites, tormented by oppression and seething with grievance, will remain overwhelmingly Democratic forever.
The Democrats after the 2016 election with Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor..Listen in now at https://t.co/F4R97fHydf. #BlogTalkRadio— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 14, 2016
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