Now that the November midterms are just around the proverbial corner, Democratic pundits are finally beginning to sound the alarms, especially given the fact that it’s crystal clear that President Joe Biden’s presidency is officially in the toilet.
According to a bombshell Politico Playbook interview, former Biden pollster John Anzalone revealed that his party is in a very, very bad way. He revealed, in no uncertain terms, that Democrats have already lost the midterms in an embarrassing fashion.
Anzalone credited Republicans for mastering their “branding” amid certain explosive topics like critical race theory.
He also went on to say that within his 30-year work history, this is the “worst environment” for Democrats he’s ever witnessed.
Bad news for Dems
The Politico interviewer touched on a number of topics with Anzalone, who was in Las Vegas at a campaign event for Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D), one of his clients.
“I think what we’re missing right now is that voters are very much in, ‘What have you done for me lately?’ [mode]. … And they don’t feel Democrats can get their s**t together and get things done,” Anzalone said.
He added: “And so, you know, if we’re able to do something — a skinny [Build Back Better] or whatever on health insurance costs, prescription drug costs, elderly care, child care — that’s a big deal, because it will give Democrats … a competitive advantage on what they’re doing for working families. And it’ll cut through the inflation narrative, the Ukraine narrative, the Afghan narrative, the border narrative, etc.”
In other words, Anzalone admitted that Democrats, despite years of promises to help the average, working American, have accomplished exactly diddly squat.
“No one’s going to sit there as a Democratic consultant and try to bullshit you that this is anything but a really sour environment for Democrats. So we better look at the strategic ways that we can compete, right?”
“Worst political environment”
As far as the midterms elections are concerned, Anzalone expressed some confidence that Dems can hold the Senate, which is arguable at best, but admitted the defeats in the House will sting like never before.
“There’s a big difference between losing 7 and 10 seats in the House and getting your ass kicked and losing 35, 40,” Anzalone said.
He added: “It’s the worst political environment that I’ve lived through in 30 years of being a political consultant.”