A lot of Democrats voted for Ronald Reagan. You need a candidate who motivates Republicans. You are weak on foreign policy, national security and homeland security. All you have to do is tell Americans they should be afraid. Republicans exploit that fear. Democrats need someone who can explain how to deal with their fear.Sad, but true. American voters are fearful and irrational.
I used to think that our national institutions ensured the great success of our democracy. Now, I'm beginning to see that that success was a blend of good leadership, when we had it, and good fortune.
A large proportion of American voters are ignorant about what is going on in their country and around the world. They need to be led by someone who knows what's going on, and cares about America. Today, we lack that leadership. The Republicans have exploited American cowardice to implement policies that have devastated America and its reputation.
Wesley Clark is the strongest leader I have seen on the Democratic side. He's also a four-star General, an American hero, and a Rhodes Scholar. That should be enough to win even the American chickenry vote.
Check out the Q&A session with Wesley Clark at the end of his Real State of the Union address. He speaks like a president should.
If these reasons aren't enough to win votes, then the Democrats must start playing by the rules of the Republicans: treat Americans like cowardly simpletons, and exploit their fears. If we're going to elect a leader using an irrational process, we should at least end up with someone who'll move the country in the right direction. The stakes are too high for us to lose again.