The pre-post-mortem of this election season has to include something that Democrats should have known the day after the 2008 election – that coalition they built to give the Presidency to Barack Obama does not typically turn out in a midterm. This fundamental problem – a coalition that is necessarily smaller in a non-Presidential year – speaks to almost the entire problem Democrats will have at the polls tomorrow.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 1, 2010 2:45 pm|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 11, 2010 9:45 am|
I guess Michael Bennet won his primary in Colorado yesterday, but his winning total of votes came in under both GOP contenders. The Connecticut Governor’s primary featured just 20% Democratic turnout. While I’ve seen a lot of talk about the positive results for Democrats in last night’s primaries, it seems to me the story is about the lack of participation on the Democratic side.