Here’s some unsolicited advice for Democrats and their supporters:  if you want to win the midterms next week (never mind the White House in 2020), figure out how to make an emotional — not intellectual — connection with voters.

Think, more Teddy Roosevelt, less Adlai Stevenson.

In a nutshell, that was my reaction to Ross Douthat’s piece in today’s NYT, titled, “Trump Plays His Greatest Hits.”

Here’s a snippet:

“It’s not at all surprising that with the election almost here Trump would return to what seemed to work for him two years ago, and try to revive the mix of identitarian demagogy and policy heterodoxy that helped him achieve a partial Electoral College realignment while his party held both the House and Senate.”

To paraphrase the line from Jerry Maguire, “you lost me at, ‘identitarian demagogy and policy heterodoxy.'”

P.S.: Maybe Douthat was channeling “anti-dentite” from Seinfeld. 🙂 

See also, “2011 Man of the Year: Teddy Roosevelt“; and “Twitter, the 21st Century Bully Pulpit.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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