Monday, December 12, 2016
Democrats Fear Another Trump Trouncing
At Politico by Gabriel Debenedetti
-- As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, Democrats fear they remain woefully unprepared to fight the new president’s agenda.
The party loses its standard-bearer once President Barack Obama leaves office, and the Democratic National Committee won’t get a permanent chairman and staff until March, two months into the presidency. That Democratic power vacuum has raised concerns about the party's ability to provide a united message — or even to stand up a centralized rapid response operation — for the incoming president’s first 100 days in office.
Their worst nightmare is that Trump, ever the showman, will define his opening act with little unified resistance.