They are reasoning that they can get back those working class voters who chose Trump. After all, Trump’s populist economics promises–including protectionism, job protection, and more jobs–goes along with what Democrats used to stand for, before the party embraced globalism and Wall Street.
The Democrats believe that the cultural issues are still to their advantage, so they are going to emphasize their social liberalism even more. After all, Trump is quite pro-gay, and that didn’t hurt him.
And Bernie Sanders, the socialist, was their one candidate who really created enthusiasm.
Normally, defeated parties try to go to the center, as David Weigel shows after the jump, but this time Democrats are going to purge their flirtation with moderation–begun by Bill Clinton–and become even more extreme.
Do you think this strategy will work?