The election is still two weeks away and, despite some of the early signs that the Democratic Party might be moving away from the status quo and towards populism, some voters still have not warmed to the idea that Democrats could be in the majority next year.
It’s also unclear whether Bernie Sanders, the candidate who has galvanized the left of the party, will be able to maintain his momentum, especially after the DNC announced a slate of “unity ticket” candidates and candidates for state and local office, as well as for congressional seats.
But one thing is clear: Democrats need to stop making excuses about their failure to win in November.
If Democrats really want to get back in power, they need to understand that their election was not a fluke and that the election of 2020 was not the outcome they were hoping for.
For Democrats, this means that the next election must be won on November 8th, as the 2016 results indicated.
This election, unlike the 2016 presidential race, was not rigged by either side, but rather by voters, and there is nothing more important to the future of our democracy than a transparent and inclusive election process.
As I write this, I can see many Democrats who are disappointed that they lost, but I’m also seeing some Democrats who were excited by what they saw coming.
Many of them are already beginning to make plans to vote, and many others are taking time off from work and families to vote in the upcoming election.
What I’m not seeing is a lot of Democrats who don’t believe in the idea of a party that is going to lose the presidency in 2020 and that they want to be the party that takes that step back.
To win a presidential election, Democrats have to win it in November, and that means that Democrats have two options.
One is to continue to argue that the current state of the Democratic brand, which includes the Clinton-era scandals, is so bad that the party can no longer compete in the era of Donald Trump, and instead, that they should simply work to make the Democratic platform better.
The other option is to get serious about the challenges facing the party in 2020.
There are a number of different strategies that could be put forward to win the 2020 election.
Some of these strategies include: Reform the Democratic Platform: This is a great strategy because it is a response to the criticisms that have been leveled against the Democratic party over the past few years.
Reforming the Democratic agenda and the platform could be the best thing that Democrats can do in 2020, since the platform will provide the framework for future legislative action.
Democratic candidates and progressive organizations will be in a position to articulate policies that will address issues like the police killings of African Americans, the environment, climate change, and other issues that have received attention in the past.
In addition to the 2020 platform, the Democratic National Committee should continue to work to recruit more women and minority candidates to run for elected office, and to continue supporting women and people of color in the party.
Democrats should continue the work to increase representation of women in the House and in state legislatures, and also work to encourage women to vote for Democrats in 2020 if they can.
More broadly, Democrats should also focus on the next four years of the Trump administration.
While many progressives believe that the Democrats should not lose the 2020 presidential election and should instead work to take back the House, it is important that Democrats continue to take steps to help rebuild the Democratic coalition and rebuild the party’s brand.
They need to make a number the next two years of Trump and build up their coalition in the coming months and years.
The Democratic Party should also invest more resources in local and state politics.
Although Democrats have made significant gains in local, state, and federal races over the last two years, the party has yet to take the next step of building a coalition of the progressive left.
Over the past year, Democrats in Congress have not taken the necessary steps to build a coalition, such as holding town halls and holding local and regional meetings.
Additionally, the DNC did not make any significant efforts to elect women, racial minorities, and people who identify as LGBTQ to office in 2020 either.
Building a progressive coalition will require more than simply a progressive platform and will require a renewed focus on building a progressive movement that will unite Democrats and their progressive allies to fight for real progressive policies that would put the interests of working people first.
Conclusion: I hope this article has given you some idea of what the next couple of weeks are like in the Democratic primary process.
Hopefully, you will have found some things to look forward to in the months ahead, such a new platform, a new Democratic Congress, and a renewed commitment to working to win elections in 2020 for the Democrats.
Thank you for reading.