At each meeting, we are told the Republicans have done a better job than the Democrats at marketplace branding. Frustrated, I finally name the real problem: Democrats have not advanced any visionary new ideas since Franklin D. Roosevelt. The stale rhetoric is boring.
So when I read about Freddie Gray, it brought the fight for change into focus. Yes, I can blog and tweet and march and hashtag -- and I will -- but as a political organizer by heart and habit, I believe my calling is to insist that the candidates I support take action to create jobs and justice.
The 2016 Presidential election might go down in history as the year of the party-switchers. Republican Rick Perry was once a member of the Texas Democratic State Legislature. Potential Democratic Presidential candidate Jim Webb was once a Republican.
While the flagrant role of money in American politics should be dealt with, no one is seriously proposing to dump the primaries and return to a brief and controlled nominating convention.
In my 20s, candidate Obama was right for me. Now, in my 30s, candidate Clinton will get my vote.
The GOP can't get past the fact that they don't like Hillary Clinton so they campaign against her personally rather than deal with relevant political issues and this makes them more of her ally than opponent.
Only when the Democratic Party takes Latino voters seriously enough to fully engage them, will their candidates be truly competitive in 2016.
Rep. Wasserman Schultz can save the day by evolving from being a shill for the Obama administration and the substandard leadership of Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats, into a visionary who can redefine the party's message and mission to capture the hearts and minds of American voters who are tired of ineffective governance in Washington.
By committing to the fundamental nature of the right to vote, our political leaders can instead focus on what they should do in elections: trying to earn votes from eligible voters, rather than trying to game voter eligibility and access.
I understand not speaking out on certain issues before their time. But this passage in Axelrod's book seems to have no purpose other than to try to sell more books, and it definitely could lead to questions about what Obama really thinks about a host of other issues.
As February is Black History Month, I am highlighting African-American women who have made significant contributions to the economy and culture of the United States.
After five years at the helm it's time the governor stops blaming others for our problems. It's time he comes home to do the job he was elected to do. If he can't do it here in New Jersey, he certainly can't get it done in Washington.
With its whirlwind of parties, politicking and press, a political convention is not as big as, say, the Olympics, but financially and symbolically it's important to the city nonetheless.
Leave him up there as a glaring symbol of what your party stands for. Let Americans know who you support. Who you defend. Who you reward with power. Who you call a "man of character."
I don't normally concern myself with where the party holds its nominating convention. Normally it doesn't matter much at all. I think this year might be a little different. I think it actually does matter for 2016.
Four FEC Commissioners last week provided yet another example of the urgent need to replace the FEC with a real campaign enforcement and oversight agency.