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    The Future of the Democratic

    Ronald Reagan's victories were widely put down to him appealing to "Reagan Democrats". The extremely politically astute Bill Clinton subsequently won back the Presidency for the Democrats by appealing to these voters.

    Following the defeat of Hillary certain sections of the Democratic party appear more interested in abusing the people in this constituency of voters who voted for Trump then putting forward policies that might bring them back.

    Has the Democratic party given up on "Reagan Democrats" and if so is it possible for them to win another Presidential election ?
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    The problem that both parties in the U.S. have is that they have given control to the activists who are more extreme than the average voter. One thing that both Reagan and Clinton had was that they were successful state governors. Get behind a reasonably popular state governor and there is a good chance of winning the White House.
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    There is a major civil war in the California Democratic party as shown by the CA Nurses Union support for the Bernie candidate who narrowly lost the race for chair of the state Democratic party. And by narrowly I mean single digits - votes not just percentages. This will hurt them by potentially hurting voter enthusiasm (as last year) and activist-enthusiasm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    The problem that both parties in the U.S. have is that they have given control to the activists who are more extreme than the average voter. One thing that both Reagan and Clinton had was that they were successful state governors. Get behind a reasonably popular state governor and there is a good chance of winning the White House.
    True. Activists dont seem to realise most voters aren't particularly interested in politics other then every 4 years.

    The mainstream Democratic candidate was rejected by her own party in 2008 and by the wider electorate in 2016. The Republican mainstream candidate was rejected by the voters in 2012 and they won in 2016 with someone who was a Democrat up until recently.
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