by amde, Wed Apr 23, 2008 at 02:43:49 PM EDT
here's my take on the Dem. strategy if we are going to beat John McCain. What do dems need to do to capture the nomination??
Have you guys noticed the tracker on the home page?? Hillary and Barack both LOSE! I cant believe that. I thought we had this in the bag, I thought there was not even a point to holding an election, seeing as how we we going to crush the repubs this year. Well reality check: we dont. It's not as easy as we thought it would be....
so what now?
Refine our strategy, sharpen up, roll up our sleeves, and get prepared to demolish those repubs. Thats what.
If we have learned anything over this primary its this: demographics, demographics, DEMOGRAPHICS!!!
Democrats have to win over key demographics and the demographics that are vulnerable to switching parties and ones that McCain will try and snatch from us. I believe these groups to be: over 65's, No college, rural, church goers, and moderate/conservatives. I think the moderate/conservatives are especially vulnerable to switching over to McCain as well as the rural vote. McCain is banking on these people switching over to him and they might if Obama get the nom, based on recent polls.
I think the only reason democrats have lost in the past is because the perception that they are two left. Which is why moderates do so well and ideal candidates because they are more left than others but don't go to far and lose the conservatives. I think the only way possible to capture these votes is to join up.
So yeah there are suggestions about this all the time, but I really think that in theory if Barack and Hillary were on the same ticket we would obliterate McCain. Hillary brings those at risk demographics to the table. While Barack brings in equally important demographic: youth. I think the youth vote could make a real difference this year and if Barack is shut out they will most likely not participate as well as alot of other people.
WE need a unity ticket. TOGETHER WE WOULD OBLITERATE THE REPUBS. Dems cannot afford to win the conventional demographics we need to cut into McCain's bankage.