Good Luck With That.

April 27th, 2010at 11:23am Posted by Eli

The DNC unveils its Genius Strategy for victory (or at least slightly less humiliating defeat) in November:

3)      Heavy targeting of first time 2008 voters.

There were 15 million first-time voters in 2008, or “surge” voters.  The demographic study shows that they are predominantly young, minority, and/or new Americans. The goal is to increase their turnout by 8-12% over what you would normally expect in the off year.

Here’s what I did not hear: I did not hear whether or not these first time 2008 voters had been polled to see if they still love us (I use the royal “us” to denote some combination of Dems/Obama). During the campaign, expectations were raise extremely  high, that it is impossible for me to believe that there has not been some let down, some buyer’s remorse.

Might they be mad at us because there is no single payer? Because EFCA is DOA? Because DADT was not repealed the first week of the new administration? Because everybody didn’t get a real live unicorn for Christmas?  I think before I ran out to target one group that does not have a long track record of voting my way, I would want to just double-check that they were still on my side. On the other hand, I am a lawyer and therefore cautious by nature. YMMV.

Yeah, somehow I don’t see the “energize the people you disappointed” strategy as being a huge winner.  What’s the motivation to send any of these Democrats back to Congress if they’re not going to do anything worthwhile?

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