Fox News reports that Hilary Rosen, the Democratic strategist, just predicted that the Democrats are going to have a “bad night” on Tuesday, the day of the midterm elections.
Rosen’s prediction came on Sunday during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union.
“I’m a loyal Democrat, but I am not happy,” she said. “I just think we did not listen to voters in this election, and I think we are going to have a bad night.”
This conversation is not going to have much impact on Tuesday, but I hope it has an impact going forward because when voters tell you over and over and over again that they care mostly about the economy, listen to them. Stop talking about democracy being at stake. Democracy is at stake because people are fighting so much about what elections mean. Voters have told us what they wanted to hear. I don’t think democrats have delivered this cycle.
They’re seeing the light, mostly
Rosen is one of many Democrats who, just recently, are admitting that their party’s midterm strategy was, more or less, a complete failure.
Two other Democrats who, over the weekend, said, essentially, the same thing as Rosen are comedian Bill Maher and constitutional law professor Johnathan Turley.
Maher predicted that the Republicans are “definitely going to win,” stating that “the left has gone super crazy with lots of s*** that the average American just never voted for, doesn’t recognize in this country, doesn’t want.”
Turley, on the other hand, blasted his fellow Democrats for their strategy of repeatedly telling voters that democracy will come to an end if Republicans are elected in the midterms. Turley called the strategy “grotesque,” and he added that it “borders on a type of defamation.”
The latest predictions
The Senate, on the other hand, appears to be a toss-up – although things seem to be trending in the Republicans’ direction.
Republicans need to net five seats to win back the House and even fewer seats to win the Senate, where there is currently a 50-to-50 tie.
There is little doubt that what is causing Democrats such as Rosen, Maher, and Turley to speak up are the numerous polls showing that the Democrats’ midterm messaging just hasn’t resonated with the American people.