I don’t think that this Simon Rosenberg fellow is exactly surprised about this:
1/7 days out fr 1st Dem debate, still no emails, social media inviting us to watch. DNC sent me many emails asking me to watch GOP debates.
— Simon Rosenberg (@SimonWDC) October 6, 2015
…but, judging by his Twitter feed, Mr. Rosenberg seems rather determined to ignore the REASON why the DNC isn’t pushing the Democratic debates. Here is the truth of it: the Democratic party leadership would happily avoid the debates entirely if they could avoid them. And here is another truth: that’s a perfectly logical position for the Democratic party leadership to have.
The central quandary for the Democratic party – and this is something that they’re unlikely to admit anytime soon – is that they should be in a rebuilding cycle, but can’t start in on that until the President leaves office. In fact, the Democrats may end up missing the 2018 cycle at this point*. And if you don’t believe that they should be in a rebuilding cycle, let’s go look at what Alternate Universe Moe Lane is writing right now… (more…)