We need to be a party of solutions! We need to have a positive agenda! We do really well when we are not seen as obstructionists! I guess my question is this: If all this is true, then what did we do wrong in ’12? I felt we ran a very positive campaign?
I am guessing the take away from Rove’s remarks should be, no Ted Cruz, No Tea Party, not more talk of repealing Obamacare. Instead we either need to fix it which I hear the House Republicans are doing behind our backs or put up our own plan that the other side can use for target practice. Remember when they told us to just let the ACA collapse on its own? I guess that was so they could be the ones to repair it? that’s not what you promised was it?
I always have lots of questions for Karl Rove but my main one is this: why do we have to be the positive ones and the Democrats get to be the meanies? And why, if it is such a winning position to take, do we get our butts handed to us every time, by opponents who run a very negative campaign?
At least if we ran a negative campaign we’d be finally exposing the truth about an ideology and its practitioners, which is long over due. It all sounds well and good to say that people don’t get excited about negative campaigns, but *whispering in Rove’s ear* they do! Here is why!
Right now, people, especially our base have been so demoralized by this current administration. Because of this, we are looking for a candidate who understands this and is willing to admonish the other side for its treatment of us.
A lot of us, and I include myself in this, are mad as hell and we don’t want to take it anymore. We need our candidate to be mad as hell too. If not, then we will not think that they are taking this election seriously. We will think that they fail to realize what it is that is at stake for this country.
I am sorry, I am not interested in rainbows and unicorns this time around.