Presented with so many gifts, Democrats’ only question was whether they should focus on one issue or try to synthesize them all into a single, winning message.
“That message is being worked on,” Congressman Joseph Crowley, the number-four Democrat in the House, told the Associated Press. “We’re doing everything we can to simplify it, but at the same time provide the meat behind it as well. So that’s coming together now.”
It did not come together—not then, not ever.
The midterms are less than three weeks away. The Democratic Party still hasn’t found its message, and the issues that many thought would feature prominently on the campaign trail—impeachment, Russia, corruption, #MeToo—have largely been relegated to subtext.
But somewhere along the way, Democratic candidates around the country, almost in spite of the party’s dithering, have found the winning message themselves.
Source: The Democrats’ Incredible Shrinking Message | The New Republic