After a chaotic start on the Democratic process to find a candidate for the autumn presidential elections, warns one of the party's former topstrateger against the party's candidates are in danger of to promise the electorate things they can't keep.
In an op-ed piece in the Financial Times, beats James Carville, who was the chief strategist behind Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992, alert and warns that the democratic candidates promise things they cannot keep.
According to James Carville's party come too far away from what he describes as a successful formula from the midterm elections in 2018.
Here was the Democratic candidates for Congress, according to Carville, "a simple message":
- While the president takes care of itself, we will fix things for you, the voters. While the president will remove the rights of patients with pre-existing conditions, we will lower the price of prescription drugs.
- While he is marching for the NRA's (våbenlobbyen, red.) orders, we will protect your child's life. We has a us about the climate, the country's infrastructure and broadband.
But since the midterm elections is the debate among the Democratic candidates shifted to other topics, considers Carville.
Barely had the dust long before the Democratic candidates rev the strategy in pieces and started a competition on who could promise to spend the most money on health care, or who speaks most directly to allow prisoners to vote from prison.
- In what universe is it the way to beat Trump, he writes.
As an argument to the Democratic position is not what it according to Carville, it ought to be, he points out that valgmøderne in Iowa is not as expected, experienced a significant boost in attendance compared with 2016.
- All alarmklokker should call, he writes.
We will win by being relevant on the areas we can deliver on.
- We win not by going to options on the fantasies, which probably cost us in the svingstaterne, and probably not going through Congress.
James Carville was chefstrategen behind Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992. He is not without share in the current primærproces, as he has thrown his support behind senator Michael Bennet.
Bennet, however, has not gained any noticeable support.