The pool of candidates for the Democratic primary in 2020 is extremely numerous. There are now around 20 individuals who have announced their intention to participate in the presidential election that will take place in 2020. And yet, despite the wide variety of perspectives held by Democrats, there is one point on which the majority of them appear to agree: it is not sufficient for them to simply oppose; rather, they must an overarching plan that may assist them in winning elections and achieving long-term success once they are in office, according to Jared Kamrass.
Democrats Shouldn’t Just Oppose Their Opponents’ Policies
It is unclear who will win this battle, but it would be a mistake for Democrats to merely oppose the policies of their opponents. The Democratic Party has the chance to articulate and promote its vision for the future, but only if it can break the cycle of responding to Republican proposals with criticism or even opposition.
Democrats must be proactive as opposed to reactive: When asked how their party would govern differently than Republicans, Democrats should be prepared with responses. According to Jared Kamrass, they should also take advantage of opportunities to demonstrate leadership and govern responsibly by passing legislation that addresses issues essential to voters.
To Win Elections, Democrats Must Define And Implement A Policy Vision
To achieve long-term success, Democrats must articulate an overarching policy vision that can help them win elections, as well as implement policies that implement that vision effectively.
The party’s historical approach has been marked by a greater emphasis on short-term benefits than that of the Republicans. But in recent years, this strategy has failed to yield the expected results: while Democrats have won the popular vote in five out of the last six presidential elections and seven out of the last nine, Republicans have won the electoral college vote in only one of those nine elections.
Democrats Need A Comprehensive Strategy To Win Elections And Implement Their Policies
The key lesson for Democrats is that if they want to win elections and see their policies implemented, they need to develop a comprehensive strategy for doing so. A comprehensive strategy requires two things: a clear vision of what you want to achieve and the ability to articulate that vision in ways that connect with voters. Democrats have historically been weak on these fronts. They tend not only not to have clear goals but also struggle with communicating those goals in ways that resonate with voters.
Democrats Need One Strategy, Not One Unifying Message
The Democratic Party must devise a strategy for electoral victory. Right now, what they need more than just one message that brings everyone together is one overarching plan. Their current strategy, which consists of trying to win over voters by offering an unlimited variety of competing platforms and policies, has already been unsuccessful, and it will continue to be unsuccessful until it is replaced with something more effective.
Before anything else, the party needs to establish a compelling vision that connects with people all around the country and not only in the districts that are thought of as being in a state of flux politically. The next step is for the party to make good on its promises by putting its plans into effect.