How the Democrats Blew it This Year

An Unnecessary Recent History Lesson

In 2016, the Democrats found some inventive ways to lose an election. Right now, while we are on the verge off the midterms and starting to think seriously about 2020, it is important to reflect again on what happened in 2016. (I know. This has been rehashed to death. Bear with me here.)

Second Republican Debate, 2016
2016 Democratic Primary

So What’s Different in 2018?

In two words: NOT MUCH.

FDR and LBJ, 1937
The golden moment…the missed opportunity
The Day After
Truman celebrating his victory over Dewey in what may be the most famous day-after-the-election picture of all time.

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