Mayor Rahm Emanuel–former Obama chief of staff, former House Democratic leader– brags on his Chicago programs in a Washington Post op-ed where he advises Democrats to take their cues from his initiatives in Chicago if they want to build on their 2012 election victories. Rahm brushes aside the Obama campaign success in using data to drive their turn-out or the demographic trends that contributed to President Barack Obama winning a second term. Read Rahm HERE.
“Too much post-election analysis has focused on voter demographics and campaign mechanics, leaving Democrats in danger of drawing the wrong lessons from our electoral success.
“Demographics alone are not destiny. There is nothing in this year’s election returns that guarantees Democrats a permanent majority in the years to come. President Obama and the Democratic Party earned the support of key groups — young people, single women, Latinos, African Americans, auto workers in the Rust Belt and millions of other middle-class Americans — because of our ideas.”