I?ve been struggling with this question for a month.
It?s been that long since a Democratic state legislator rose during the Q&A after a speech and asked me a deceptively-simple thing: What should Democrats do now? What should their message be?
I had no idea how to answer that, nor even any confidence that I was the one to do it. It seemed to me it was a question not for a professional kvetcher uninterested in the nuts-and-bolts of political machinery, but, rather, for some some high-powered operative like Donna Brazile or James Carville.
But then, it is high-powered operatives who?ve led the party into its present cul de sac.