As the Tea Partiers and the GOP’s committed base amp up their efforts ahead of the fast-approaching midterms, the Democrats can’t seem to match the right’s fervor. Where did the Democrats go so wrong in mobilizing their base? Did Obama’s pandering to the center and big business alienate too many voters who believed in change? And what could he have learned from Howard Dean in building a movement?
Ari Berman, Nation contributor and author of Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics and Democratic strategist Karen Finney who served as the Director of Communications at the Democratic National Committee drop by GRITtv to explain just how far the Democrats have to go to win back their political momentum.
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