Even though the Republican is the minority party under the current administration, it has captured the moments better than President Biden and the Democrats. The contrast could not have been more obvious. Allow me to explain.
When the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade a week ago, majority of the country (64%) said abortion should be legal. The impetus for government action has surged since the court’s decision, but the issue is being punted to the states.
When Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine back in February, majority of American strongly supported US aids to Ukraine. Now four months and 24 billion dollars later, that support is slipping. Because of what? We don’t want to anger Putin or make him lose face?
Other examples such as Covid-19 and inflation are similar missed opportunities for Mr. Biden and the Democrats to capture the momentum of the issues and satisfy the American people. Imaging even former President Trump can get away with his hydroxychloroquine.
Is it a problem of mismatched expectation, over-cautious, or under-delivery? I don’t know. But from a customer viewpoint, neither the intent nor need is clearly articulated. Hence, not scratching the itch. Instead, telling people to vote in the midterm is the wrong narrative.
What do you think the Democrat needs to change to capture the moments?