Imagine if we had a Democratic primary debate every week or two through the fall and winter. Getting press coverage, focusing media attention on Democratic ideas and proposals, making people familiar with our candidates. Instead of limiting us to a tiny number of debates and hiding even some of those few by scheduling them for weekends or holidays.
Remember 2007/8? Really, look at that schedule in the link. Now think about this year, dominated by Republican debates and press coverage of Republicans, making the public think this election is all about who will bomb ISIS more.
Imagine if we had a DNC committed to a 50 state strategy. Funding more full time field organizers for all state parties, and focused on recruiting candidates for every office and every district.
Imagine a DNC that dealt calmly and quietly with NGP VAN voter file security problems, working with the Sanders campaign, investigating the situation and figuring out how to prevent it from happening. Instead of a DNC that impulsively shut down a major candidate’s field campaign all of a sudden, turning it into the biggest political story of the week and stoking acrimony between the two top campaigns.
We used to have a DNC like that. A DNC that worked for Democratic victory, rather than a DNC that works to give Republicans a bigger chance. We could have it again. But first, all of the current DNC leadership need to go. The sooner the better, so we can recover during this presidential campaign, in time for next fall.
Let’s start by calling on the DNC chair to resign.