… Too many Democrats desperately cling to the politically inconsequential fact that Hillary Clinton bested President Trump by over 2 points in the national popular vote. …
While one can certainly find some recent years in which Democratic presidential candidates won majorities of states and congressional districts, the number of counter-examples is fewer than I, for one, would prefer.
The response to this conundrum is as easy to articulate as it is difficult to implement: Democrats need to be able to carry on persuasive conversations with a much broader swath of America.
The ideas we have communicated, the symbols we latched onto and focuses of our attention have simply not resonated with most Americans. CONT.
Mark Mellman (Mellman Group), The Hill