Ruth Marcus, in a Washington Post column, Though she states that she is sympathetic to his aims, and is generally in support of his perfromance, nevertheless, buys into the GOP narative that the Democrat losses in the midterm elections cannot be blamed on a failure to communicate, but on misplaced priorities, if not outright misguided policies.
But Joel Kanter, in a letter to the editor of same newspaper, advances the view that miscommunication was, indeed, a major cause of Democratic losses. He asserts that polls suggest that more than half of Republican voters may have believed one or more of various misconceptions advanced by the Tea Party advocates and their allied conservatives. This would certainly seem to be a failure of communication on the part of the Democrats.
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