At least one Democrat strategist is being honest about the likelihood of a resounding defeat in Tuesday’s midterm elections. While Joe Biden and other Democrats continue their lying, with the president prognosticating “we’re [Democrats][ going to win this time” and hold both congressional chambers, that’s not at all what polls suggest or what any reasonable person would conclude after reading the tea leaves and putting their finger in the wind.
One honest strategist saying as much was CNN contributor Hilary Rosen. Rosen made an appearance on Dana Bash’s “State of the Union” and gave it to the moderator/host straight:
“I’m a loyal Democrat, but I am not happy. I just think that we are — we did not listen to voters in this election and I think we are going to have a bad night,” Rosen began, noting that there wasn’t really enough time to reverse course ahead of Election Day and warning Democrats to learn from what she expected to be a tough election.
“You know, this conversation’s not going to have much impact on Tuesday, but I hope it has an impact going forward,” Rosen continued. “Because when voters tell you over and over and over again that they care mostly about the economy, listen to them! Stop talking about democracy being at stake! Democracy is at stake because people are fighting so much about what elections mean. I mean, voters have told us what they wanted to hear, and I don’t think Democrats have delivered this cycle.”
Take a look as Rosen dishes up facts on the policy and messaging failures of Democrats everywhere:
Longtime dem strategist @hilaryr: “I'm a loyal Democrat, but I am not happy. I just thinking we did not listen to voters in this election and I think we are going to have a bad night”
Notes that voters kept saying the economy was the number 1 issue
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) November 6, 2022
Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire followed the conversation, which naturally had some clueless Democrat rubber stamper pretending that not all was lost, only to run into Rosen’s on-point analysis:
CNN’s Bakari Sellers chimed in, arguing that while the national messaging might have gone astray, there were some Democratic candidates — naming Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Raphael Warnock (D-GA) specifically — who he said were running good races and focusing on what their constituents wanted.
But Rosen pushed back, saying that even where there were Democratic candidates who were relatively popular, there were also Republican candidates who were popular in their own rights or being buoyed in part by the fact that Biden is not popular.
Rosen the continued:
“Mark Kelly is popular,” she agreed, “but Kari Lake is more popular. And the combination of Kari Lake’s popularity and Joe Biden’s unpopularity is going to hurt Mark Kelly. And so I think we’re going to — we’re in trouble because of the top of the ticket.”
While Kari Lake was used as the example, it was hardly the best one. Despite polling all over the place, she is expected to win by double digits. Blake Masters, running against Mark Kelly, just received a crucial endorsement from the state’s Libertarian Party candidate and has closed the polling gap in recent weeks. Indeed, with Lake’s strong campaign and Biden’s huge disapproval numbers, Masters might very well turn one of Arizona’s two Senate seats blue.
And it isn’t just Arizona that could be switching things up. New York’s Lee Zeldin is giving Democrat tyrant Kathy Hochul a close race and could amazingly become a Republican governor in the state of deep-blue New York.
Herschel Walker, Mehmet Oz, and Adam Laxalt are all polling ahead in RealClearPolitics’ average, which seems to skew slightly left, and even their modest predictions suggest the House could pick up anywhere from 14 to 48 seats.
The red wave is quickly becoming a red tsunami.
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