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View Diary: Democrats need to do better with white voters part 2 (49 comments)

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  •  We're not talking about tailoring our policies (1+ / 0-)
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    Quicklund

    I wouldn't, and didn't suggest tailoring policies for white males, and I didn't see anyone do that in the comments either. In fact, in this and the prior diary, I avoided getting into how to appeal. The first one was about why we need to worry about winning more of the white vote, and this one is about the variables involved, which are mostly demographic. That just gives us an understanding of the overall situation before getting into specifics. We're not going to change policies, but we might do better at realizing where we're not trying to communicate or where communication isn't working, or how we're overlooking those are policies would appeal to. The idea is to understand the problem before jumping into solutions.

    •  I just think you'll see what you hope over time (0+ / 0-)

      All Democrats need to do is stick to first principles - and govern well while in office - and demographic imbalances will settle out over time.

      As for tailoring the message to an audience. In that category, I think the communications pros are already vastly competent in that.

      As for laypeople, keeping laypeople on message is harder than herding cats. ;)

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