Originally posted by whodey
Brought to you by Hillary Clinton!
Problem is, it was not fast enough!
There is a conundrum here. The populace has been conditioned to turn to government for their every need. Their hopes, their dreams, their very existence is dependent on the next election now. Specifically, it is the Presidential election only that is such a concern. Collectiv ...[text shortened]... lection only. Most people have no idea who is running for other positions in government anyway.
This election year, more than any other, this is extraordinarily false.
Bernie always pushed the down-ticket. He always said that he cannot do it alone; in order to meet all his goals, the down-ticket must also be voted and supported. The DNC seems to have picked up this realization, and I believe the RNC was already on board, saying that if the top of the ticket cannot be Republican, then the down-ticket better damn well be.
I agree that in past years, many did not know or care who was on the down-ticket. But it's always been the least politically savvy with this view. The party faithfuls know that this year especially, the down-ticket has real value. Both parties need to guard against the typical shift in House and Senate power that typically comes two years in. This is how Newt Gingrich brought the Tea Party to prominence in 1994.