[Ed. – This article is meant to be motivational, to persuade the authors’ fellow Dems that there’s nothing to fear about the upcoming election, which is in the bag. We have one word for him: Dukakis.]
Democrats are nothing if not a self-doubting bunch, and the 2016 election left such a psychic scar that many in the party are now conditioned to assume they’ll somehow blow it again and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Nominee Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump in every battleground state, and Trump’s “law and order” message doesn’t seem to be working. But some recent polls showing the race tightening a bit were enough to send liberals’ blood pressure soaring along with Google searches for “Joe Biden lose” in blue states like Maryland and California.
The question is how to respond to the “bed-wetting,” as former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe memorably called the liberal tendency to see only the dark linings of silver clouds. After all, the bed-wetters were right in 2016. …