Bill Clinton on the election: "The Republicans had a clear message, a good messenger, great organization and great strategy." He also admits that the GOP did a better job of bringing out registered voters who hadn’t voted before. He then explains that the Demo Party needs to rework its image. Yup, that’s the first thing I thought of, image. Stay with it Bubba. In the meantime, according to this New York Times story a number of Demo Senators (Dodd, Corzine, Schumer) are thinking of running for governors of their respective states because they are in despair and do not like being in the minority in the Senate. This is a sign that they are becoming self-conscious of the fact that they are now members of the minority party. And some of the more ambitious ones, dont like it. They are dispirited. "People are just giving up, said one Democratic strategist who has been a key adviser to Senate and House candidates from the New York region. Theyre realizing that they may be able to accomplish a lot more from a governors mansion than from Capitol Hill."
Peter observes: "He then explains that the Demo Party needs to rework its image. Yup, that’s the first thing I thought of, image. Stay with it Bubba."
Yes, this is the Clintonian v. Krugman dilemma: Gee whiz, do we go with the "image is everything" ideology, or do we implode completely? In the wake of a historic defeat, these Demo_rats are too much fun!
Whew (poster wipes "election jitters" sweat from brow), that was some call, eh? I am reminded of Kennedys "Victory has a thousand fathers" quote... "Defeat," he recalled, is an "orphan." Im all for an national orphange for New Age Democrats, but something tells me the Krugman-wing aint gonna stand for it.