Some of the Democratic party’s most ardent supporters are beginning to realize their political future is looking pretty grim. Democratic-strategist James Carville recently stated the Democrats are going to have a tough road ahead if they want to win the Senate back in 2018—the chances aren’t very good.
Carville commented, “[If] a party is out of power and we don’t have a presidential candidate, there is no one going to be in charge until sometime in 2020 when we choose a presidential candidate. I think right now, most Democrats are trying to focus on the 2018 elections and trying to recruit people and keep incumbents, and you know, I would say we have a pretty good chance of taking the House back. The Senate is very, very difficult.”
Carville explained further that Donald Trump carries many state seats they need in this part of the election season, which could mean trouble for Democratic candidates. He said while they may have a chance in Nevada, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to win seats in states like Alabama, Arizona and Texas. James Carville’s ominous prediction may be bad news for the Left, but it’s not all that surprising.
It’s no secret that Democrats have been struggling to win voter confidence in many areas. In the last-several special elections, nary a Democrat walked away victorious. In Georgia, Montana, South Carolina and Kansas, Republicans won every single time. These substantial and consecutive losses have all but sent the Democratic party into a tailspin. Strategists, party officials and political figures are all trying to figure out where they went wrong and how they failed to win. Even in Georgia, where Democrats spent a staggering $23 million on candidate Jon Ossoff, the party still wasn’t able to secure a victory. Perhaps voters care less about how much money is spent and more about the candidate’s actual message.