Guest essay by Eric Worrall
h/t Breitbart – As the Democrat blamestorm gathers, billionaire green entrepreneur Tom Steyer, whose reported $75 million of support made him one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors, has suggested that his team should be put in charge of future political campaigns, to avoid the disastrous mistakes of 2016.
Trump’s win has shattered the Democratic Party
The Democratic Party is in total shock following President-elect Donald Trump’s win, and it is preparing for an internal self-examination that will likely take years and reshape the party in order to make gains in 2018 and 2020.
As President Barack Obama stewards the transition of his administration, it is unclear who will emerge as the de-facto leader of the Democratic Party as it looks forward to tough midterm elections and an uncertain future in 2020.
Top donors like billionaire investor Tom Steyer, who dropped an estimated $75 million on various races and ballot initiatives — much of it through his Super PAC, NextGen Climate Action — said his team is combing through voter data, trying to figure out its best course of action.
“We were both surprised and disappointed on Tuesday by the outcomes, and therefore we’re taking a look at what’s happened and trying to devise an effective plan,” Steyer said.
“We thought we were going to be in the critical places, and in the places where we were we were effective. Where we weren’t was the problem,” Steyer said.
Steyer also suggested the Democrats were ineffective at turning out the older voters it needed in key states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, two states that have been reliably blue for most presidential elections.
He added: “Maybe they should have turned over the campaign to us. I think that what you’ll see is that the analysis of what happened is the Democratic base over 35-years-old did not show up in anything like the numbers that it did in ’08 and ’12. Millennials actually did show up, but the Democratic base, it turns out — it wasn’t the millennials, that was everyone’s concern.”
I understand Steyer’s position. Anyone who invests $75 million of their own money has a right to expect that money will be used effectively, to deliver the outcome they want.