The strategy sessions aired a range of disagreements over how to help Democrats forestall an electoral drubbing at the polls--a defeat party strategists believe could have been minimized with a different White House playbook.
Among the complaints: Mr. Obama conveyed an incoherent message that didn't express what Democrats would do over the next two years if they retain power; he focused more on his own image than helping Democratic candidates; and the White House picked the wrong battle when it attacked Republicans for using "outside" money to pay for campaigns, an issue disconnected from voters' real-world anxieties.
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