The Democrats have everything going for them heading into the midterms. The Trump administration is under siege on a near daily basis from the media and it must be noted aided by a few of their own missteps.
The news cycle is short today so those will blow over but the trend is for presidents to get creamed in their first midterm election.
The fact is Americans prefer divided government, and for good reason. It works better when each side has to give a little.
So with history in their sails, the Dems look unbeatable and all they have to do is get a message to sell.
People vote for messages and candidates and that is where the Democrats, like Hillary before, fall flat.
House Democrats have finalized their campaign slogan heading into the last months before the midterm election: “For the People.”
The new motto, which Democratic leaders unveiled in a private meeting with members Wednesday morning, is meant to put a finer point on the broad economic-based messaging Democrats have been pushing with mixed success since last summer. That initial message — a “Better Deal” — has largely failed to break through with voters and has been openly mocked by some Democratic lawmakers.
“We have 110 days from right now until Election Day and we will be spending the month of August in our home districts and we wanted to make sure we are singing from the same song sheet on the three top issues,” Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), co-chair of House Democrats’ messaging arm, said in an interview.
Launching “For the people?” is confusing and proves again that the GOP has a dominant messaging game, don’t the Democrats have their own Frank Luntz?
Literally, the only way they lose the midterms is if they blow it with stunts like this.