Why Is Democratic Political Leadership So Poor?

There was another Democratic debate Tuesday night. Does anyone watch these anymore? What a snoozefest. The best part was a Daily Caller tweet that had a promotional photo of the six Democratic debate participants and asked: “What’s the name of this album? Wrong answers only.” (Find it. The boundless creativity of commenters will keep you laughing for hours.)
 
CNN commentator Van Jones admitted after the debate, “There was nothing I saw tonight that would be able to take Donald Trump out.”

But why? Do Democratic voters — especially those living in cities or states run by Democrats — ever ask themselves why their political leaders do such an awful job?
 
Here are a few reasons for some of the failures of modern Democratic political leadership:
 
1. They do not learn from history. Case in point:….


Van Jones is right: Nothing the Democratic presidential candidates are selling is likely to persuade a majority of American voters to elect any of them in 2020. The Democratic candidates could reverse their fortunes and up their odds using just a little common sense. One wonders why they refuse to do so.

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