The Future Electoral Fortunes of the Democratic Party
(Cross-posted from Poligazette)
We’re hearing a lot these days about the Republican Party. We hear/read about where they’re were. We hear a lot about where they’re supposedly going. Then we hear a lot about where they should be going, which is different depending on your exact political views. It’s all exciting debate, and one that is necessary to ensure that the party is successful in the future.
What we don’t hear a lot about these days is the fortunes of the Democratic Party. The assumption seems to be that there needs to be no discussion of this party’s future because they’re currently in power. Yet, the actions of those inside the party, especially of those in positions of power, could have reverberations that affect the electoral success of the party come next year. The only thing that is possibly more important than actions themselves is the response to those actions.
So far, the response to some of the scandals by party members has been pretty awful, and it could harm the Democrats in 2010.