Rendell: Democrats Did “Piss-Poor Job of Giving Voters a Message”
In an interview on Sunday, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell said Democrats did a “piss-poor job of giving voters a message” in the midterms last week.
“We tried to run against the Republicans, run against the do-nothing Congress, run against individual governors to say the things they had done poorly”, Rendell exclaimed on a New York radio show. “But we didn’t have a good national brand. And there is no reason for that.”
Rendell served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1999 until 2001.
The former Governor continued, “We need to develop a brand and fight back. Too often our campaigns are all about – ‘they want to take away women’s rights; they want to take away voting rights’.”
The interview came one day after current Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz released a video stating the Democrats had a problem connecting with voters on Tuesday, and that they would fix it in future elections.
“We are going to look at where we fell short”, Wasserman-Schultz said.
“It is more than just a message problem,” Rendell concluded. “We also have what I would call a coverage gap. We are not proud of the things that we do and the things that we stand for.”