It’s all important to emphasize that it is Democrats & democrats[i] together in this fight. The word “party” as in Democratic Party should be strictly avoided as: 1. It brings up negative images of the party machine as in times past w/corrupt party machines; Clinton Foundation financing… 2. It detracts from the image that this is a popular uprising against tyranny by a wide swath of the populace, regardless of otherwise political affiliations.
To give you a sense of the urgency; the importance of the midterm campaign, allow us some remarks about the 2024 presidential campaign. Pres. Joe won in ’20 & we are forever grateful! But now he is considered weak, even though many circumstances he has no control over & others are simply being sabotaged by Republicans. Rivalry has always been intrinsic to political powers, but to base a whole platform, the purpose & zeal of an entire Republican party to harm, block the opponent EVEN WHEN IT HURTS the COUNTRY, EVEN WHEN IT HURTS the PEOPLE seems ludicrous, yet goes unnoticed by many. Instead Pres. Joe has to see low scores on evaluation surveys. Nevertheless we feel an overwhelming sense in the American populace that this war, and as tragic the war crimes in Ukraine are, we mean the global war; the global problems of inflation, food short supplies and that we need to vote some rational people in office to tackle them.
Ok, what to do about it all? Answer: make a “run-around” play; make the 2024 Democratic Presidential Nomination Convention the “biggest show on Earth” & simultaneously blind-side the Republican hate machine!
Ok, how do you do that? Answer: Let Pres. Joe announce that he will not run for re-election & he will support any of the candidates coming out of this convention. And by convention we mean a real national convention with all the pageantry of presidential national convention, it needs to be now – BEFORE the mid-terms!!! That deflates all the hype about usual mid-term swings. Look, Joe’s old, people are scared (more on that later), Republicans via FOX et al propaganda have invested all their hate directly on him personally. Such a convention negates the massive negative efforts to smear Pres. Joe; Republicans will have to start with new crazy stories. Presidential candidates could get an early name awareness.
This convention has to stress 1 single all-important topic: the fight against tyranny! It’s already about 2024!! The battle for democracy is present, it is now! That should actually be pretty simple, pretty obvious, but it needs to be elevated as the all-important conspicuous public debate. (For some of us here it is, obviously, but we are talking national strategy here.) That in turn, means a lot less of the 2020 Presidential Campaign type blah-blah of single candidates fighting each other about how to finance this or that; what they wore or said at the high school prom 30 years previously. This needs to be an almost orchestrated cascade of candidates expounding how they each can better win over Putin, over China (WW3, the economic version, will be in full swing by then), preserve here & restore democracy elsewhere in the world. That happens to be also the wy to solve the problems of fuell costs, food costs. The convention needs to be the equivalent of years of name-recognition building for a kick-ass, dynamic person. Pres. Joe was the right person – balanced, calm, professional – to collect all those anti-Trump votes in ‘20. Now we are at war! The public image Democrats need for the 2024 campaign is NOT someone going into their 80’s!! Simply someone who talks, but also looks like they can kick some ass, as oversimplified as that sounds. Pres. Joe has spent a lifetime to become el Presidento, let him enjoy it, take a winning record 1 for 1, with him & become another exPresident, even a very influential one.
But back to the midterms: Yes, a few loonies like the current Karen sisters in Congress may get through and continue to be a side show, maybe even some of the Putin enablers in the Senate, but overall people will recognize they need rational people in charge of government. These are trying times and not place for people with their heads swimming around in fantasies or actively working against the interests of America. There we think will come the golden moment when Democrats actually build on their numbers, allowing Pres. Joe a strong hand in the last 2 years, maybe even a few SCOTUS appointments.
May 1 (2022) is coming & war crime despot Putin has dug himself in a hole. We would not be surprised to see a tactical nuke dropped on Kiev. A truly spectacular finale for the big Moscow May Day parade. We could go on, but the point is that this war is going to continue otherwise. Stress levels are high. People will tend to be more cautious & sober. Republican crimes , lunacies, absurdities get most of the press these days, but let us not forget the actual gigantic 2020 voting numbers. The MAGA types are slowly waking, their delirium weakening & the millions upon millions more who voted for Pres. Joe are exactly those who recognize the severity of our current state of affairs.
We predict a massive voter turnout, with even better margins; overwhelming numbers for Democrats as was the case in the 2020 presidential vote.
[i] Just in case…. Big “D” -> formal name, capitalized (Democratic Party members), little “d” is just any person who believes in democracy.