(D) Former Governor of Kentucky
“I am a Democrat. That’s a boast, not a confession.”
“Our problem lies not with core beliefs of the Democratic Party. Our core values are as relevant as they’ve always been.”
I know how a Democrat can win in a red rural state.
Our experience in Kentucky worth looking at.
How did I do it? The reason really simple: feelings are as important, if not more important than facts on the page.
I proved to the people of Kentucky that I cared about them, cared about their families, cared about their future.
We are the party of growth and opportunity. We are the party that respects and fights for personal freedoms. We are the party that led the fight for Civil Rights, worker’s rights, women’s rights.
Donald Trump and GOP tapped that frustration into a change election.
This was not repudiation of Democratic values, it was expression of discontent for way things are. They wanted change.
Voters will soon realize Donald Trump one of those leaders. Nor are Republicans in Congress who alternate between looking other way on Trump harsh proposals or proposing harsher ones.
If we can’t agree on basic principles, we don’t stand a chance in 2018 or 2020.
In order to regain confidence of American people, we don’t just have to grab their minds. Let’s go out there and gain their hearts.