keeping the message inclusive
For a while after election 2016, I worried about Democrats ignoring and/or not caring about white working class people. That's what I was hearing in the analysis, as Dems wrung their hands and began early and passionate debate about what went wrong.
Then, as Hillary's popular vote climbed into the 2 million+ range, I started to wonder.
I still think Dems have missed a message and ought to re-group around the plight of people who feel forgotten and ignored by the Unites States government.
But it's unfair (to put it mildly) that Hillary, with a life-time of advocacy for and work on behalf of women and children, is told she doesn't get this demographic, while the substance-free man with the viscious sound bites and rouse-the-crowd rhetoric gets more Electoral College votes.
Shouldn't Democrats pay more attention to the 2016 popular vote result with its broad demographic range and decide to keep to the message of inclusivity? We don't have to discard or question the message to people of color, immigrants, LGBTQs, disabled persons, and women because the Electoral College is skewed to areas of the country that now vote mostly Republican. (Which also leads to the idea of Electoral College reform.)
So here's an article that addresses my concerns, and that I thought others may want to read:
It's from Steve Phillips, on Medium: HERE.
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