In an interview with Bloomberg, Bill Clinton offered some tidbits of advice to Democrats:
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said his fellow Democrats should stop "mealy mouthing around" and start taking the fight to Republicans in the final weeks before this year's congressional elections.
Previous assertions notwithstanding, it seems that this year isn't a record one for black Republicans:
Well, the primary data are now in — and Johnson’s claim that 2010 would be a record year is out the window. Only 13 African Americans are left running for the House on the GOP ticket this fall. That’s a higher number than in recent cycles, but nowhere near record levels — and far below the number running just a decade ago.
In his most recent column, The Nation's Chris Hayes expands on the argument that the enthusiasm gap has more to do with the Democratic Party's demographics than it does with the action -- or inaction -- of activists and establishment figures:
Is there ANYTHING that centrists and moderates will not do to hurt themselves? Anything? The public is livid about jobs, centrists oppose job creation efforts. The public wants the middle class tax cuts extended while the taxes on the rich ended, the centrists oppose that. And on and on and on.