A big problem is messaging requires lying.
As much as I love the positives Obama brought in he absolutely lied to people. He spoke of a Republican Party that didn’t exist. Hillary spoke about it during the 2008 debates, she implied he was naive and they’d spend their capital hitting him.
She was right, voters didn’t show up in 2010. Or in 2014. A lot less in 2012 than in 2008 even. They were disenchanted, promises had been made so they blamed the party.
I don’t know what the right answer is, lying seems to win but what does it get us all in the long term?
Hopefully those who are sickened by this drag 3 of their smarter friends to the polls.
They’re also working hard on superdelegate reforms, specifically ways of making the primary more democratic, but keeping the delegates in reserve in case of emergency:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who failed to get the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, has campaigned to end the voting power of most superdelegates, keeping the issue alive.
Perez, the Democratic National Committee chairman gave House Democrats a preview Tuesday of a potential compromise: Superdelegates would get no vote on the first ballot at the next Democratic convention. While they could endorse whomever they wanted, and while they would be able to attend the convention and vote on other matters, the 700-odd elected officials and party leaders who currently have automatic voting status would not vote on the presidential nominee unless the contest dragged to a second ballot.
I think it also bears remembering why we have superdelegates to begin with: George McGovern.
George McGovern was elected in a superdelegate-free primary, he went on to challenge Richard Nixon in 1972, the middle of the Watergate investigation. McGovern…