Monday, December 12, 2005

Why Democrats Will Lose Seats in 110th Congress

Via Seeing The Forest...

Over at Daily Kos, there is a clear and easily comprehensible explanation for why Democrats will lose seats in the 110th Congress— even if the integrity of the vote could be protected against Republican fraud.

Those of you dragged over to The MojoWire by our taunts on right-wing blogs will have nothing to learn by reading this article. My left-of-center friends, who certainly know many Democrats that remain unconvinced of the essential truth of this, should read this guy's take. The Democrats have already lost the 2006 mid-terms— it's over already. The best you can do is an inspiring defeat. This guy explains why. He's right, and you all know it. You don't have to admit it in public, but you better believe it in private. If you don't, you're going to lose the 2008 elections, and every election after that until you do believe it.

Take it from a guy who knows what it's like to work for a company with branding trouble, and who has seen what it takes to turn that around with his own eyes. Democrats have major branding issues— especially on the Iraq War™. Your product line is too complicated. You have no way to reach your customers directly. Your retailers and distributors are actively hostile to presenting your products in a fair light. You have good ideas, and your products should be competitive, but the market won't switch from brand R to brand D just because your product is better. It needs a better brand.

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