>>>>> Democratic women will return to the fold. The long-term Dem problem is with white men. >>>>>>
As Rachel Maddow points out, Democrats never win the white male vote in presidential races. As I see it, boosting the # of unmarried female voters (the largest and most ignored pile of reliable Democratic votes) is way more key than chasing after and pandering to white male hawkish voters, aka the Republican base.
just curious about the setting where this was recorded.
[not surprised that Randi said that. in general i love her show and think she's very funny but am finding the show pretty much unlistenable lately due to the bias and uncritical echoing of whatever the latest anti-HRC party line is.]
interesting that what the media calls "identity politics" (and continually stirs up in lieu of coverage of the issues) only applies when the identity we're talking about is not white male hetero Christian (etc. etc.).
Yes, I believe he could legally request recounts only in counties where he could show evidence that there were problems, and only 4 (?) counties met the criteria. This was not a tactical mistake, it was playing by the rules. There were strategic mistakes about not playing the media refs harder and howling louder, but that's another story.
of course in a negotiated process, all parties with any sense are going to make their first "offer" an extreme one, the best possible one that's beyond their wildest dreams. they know that concessions will be made, so if you start where your "final offer" should be, you are going to end up losing a lot of ground.
I could have reregistered as Republican last month if I wanted to vote in their closed primary.
I agree that the vast majority of the 18% Decline to State will vote in the Democratic primary--the ballot propositions just aren't that exciting, nor are the American Independent Party candidates (if any?).