Friday, December 10, 2004

So THAT'S their problem!

According to Doug Hattaway, spokesman for the failed Gore coup in 2000, the problem with Democrats during elections is not the message or the vision. No, that couldn't possibly be it! The answer is

Well, AND willingness to lose major elections in order to buld an infrastructure of minor election wins.

Full "insight" here. Note that in typical liberal modus operandi, Hattaway thinks the elctorate just doesn't get it...not that bright.

While the DNC has excelled in fund-raising and get-out-the-vote organizing, it has done nothing to build a Democratic brand that clearly communicates the party's vision, values, and goals. That is one reason why so few voters understand what it means to be a Democrat.

See? We morons just just understand them properly! Well, thank goodness they're going to help us figure them out, huh?

Also, note their list of potential successors to McAuliffe:

A variety of candidates are being named as possible successors -- among them former governors Howard Dean of Vermont and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire; former mayors Wellington Webb of Denver and Ron Kirk of Dallas; operatives like former White House Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, New Democrat Network president Simon Rosenberg and strategist Donnie Fowler; telecom executive Leo Hindery; and US Representative Martin Frost of Texas.

What do nearly all of those people have in common? They've lost campaigns that they've been in or have run for someone else! Dean lost in the '04 Dem primary, Shaheen lost her NH Senate bid against Sununu in '02, Kirk lost his TX Senate bid in '02, Ickes (who runs the Media Fund, a 527 group prominent in '04) lost for Kerry, and Frost lost his House seat in '04. So yeah, pick from one of those losers!