Led by a President who is ineffective in talking to the public?
Democrats search fro a way to avoid a political beatdown come November elections….
How much time should they spend trying to show voters they grasp the pain of inflation, compared with efforts to remind them of low unemployment? Should they pursue ambitious policies that show Democrats are fighters, or is it enough to hope for more modest victories while emphasizing all that the party has passed already?
And even when candidates try to tell that story, is anyone listening?
“Voters hear us, but I don’t know that we have convinced voters as to how these things will affect them on a personal level,” Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the third-ranking House Democrat, said in a recent interview. “We’re not connecting with the voters on the level that they can connect with.”
As Mr. Biden confronts the lingering pandemic, war in Ukraine and historical headwinds — the president’s party typically loses seatsin midterm elections — he has acknowledged his party’s messaging challenges, worrying recently that amid crises, “we haven’t sold the American people what we’ve actually done.”
The president, a consummate retail politician who some Democrats had hoped would be more visible, is now pursuing a more robust travel schedule to sell his party’s agenda and accomplishments, and he is highlighting some contrasts with Republicans….
“While President Biden and Democrats work to lower costs and continue the historic economic recovery made possible by the American Rescue Plan, Republicans have done everything they can to try to stand in the way,” Jaime Harrison, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said in a statement.
Yet months of national polls show that Americans have a vastly different perception of the party in power. Even in overwhelmingly liberal Los Angeles, private Democratic polling in April found Mr. Biden’s favorability rating at only 58 percent, according to a person with direct knowledge of the data.
Democratic tensions over messaging have been on display in Ohio, where candidates in this week’s primaries reflect the full spectrum of competing views…..
And warning that Democrats listening to some in their party have cut themselves off from others…….
Former U.S. Sen. Doug Jones appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday with advice for fellow Democrats — it’s time to change your message.
“Democrats have lost their way in the sense that they have not been talking to mainstream America,” Jones said.
“They have lost their way talking to rural America, to folks on Main Street….We’ve got to get back to giving those messages …’We are working. We are doing things.’”….
The problem for President Biden and Democrats is America’s last President was and is a three ring circus on fire……
Joe Biden seems like the guy walking behind the Eliphant cleaning up the shit….