The Democratic Party establishment is running out of excuses for failure.
Yesterday they put their money – and lots of it – on a horse who ran no better than the the one I picked in the 8th race at Belmont on Fathers Day.
That one finished last too.
I haven’t heard the Russian interference excuse yet. But it is only the morning after. Give them a few days.
The Party bosses can’t use the we were out spent excuse. They picked this race in a normally Republican district to focus on, then raised and spent $25 million.
They can’t blame Bernie bros.
No Green Party.
The New York Times came up with a new one: Too many of the district’s voters with summer homes.
Questions also lingered about whether the grass-roots coalition backing Mr. Ossoff — fueled by highly motivated anti-Trump activists who were, in many cases, new to political activity and organizing — could improve on its April showing in a runoff held at the beginning of the summer vacation season, in a district where people have the means to escape to the beach.
There could be truth in that.
If the Party leadership feels closer to and competes with the Repugs for Republican voters, this is what they get.