Last week I wrote that the Obama campaign should serve as a master class in winning elections for Democrats, but, unfortunately, not enough California Democrats are playing attention to the Obama campaignâ€™s most important lessons. We’ve dealt with the first two lessons — (1) Blame Republicans and Present a Democratic Solution, and (2) Use the Internet. The remaining two Obama inspired lessons are (3) Expand the Electorate, and (4) Champion the Middle Class. Letâ€™s tackle them now.
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On this morningâ€™s radio talk shows, following the early morning passage of Californiaâ€™s budget, Democratic legislators have finally taken up the political fight against the Republicans and are urging revision of the stateâ€™s dysfunctional budget process. This is a budget the GOP can be proud of, because itâ€™s a profoundly conservative budget. Because they hold a conservative veto over it. And they get the best of both worlds – they donâ€™t have to vote for the budget en masse so they donâ€™t have to own it. In short, the hijacking worked. This is the most important issue facing California â€“ and itâ€™s time for a change.
By Michael D. Fox/The Moving Target Contributing Writer The Obama campaign should serve as a master class in winning elections for Democrats.Â Unfortunately, not enough California Democrats are playing attention to the Obama campaignâ€™s most important lessons. As the effects of the stateâ€™s budget crisis and the nationâ€™s economic meltdown hit more and more California…