Category LEAD Task Force

Prog Caucus releases STEP Report at Dem Convention, responding to LEAD

DOWNLOAD STEP Report here. We all know something is wrong in the Florida Democratic Party. You don’t lose the state house, the governor’s seat (how many times?), 18 some-odd races, and not have to admit that you have a problem. There’s problems. Earlier this year the Florida Democratic Party released their Leadership Expansion to Advance […]

On messaging: Why Florida Democrats can’t speak their truth

A reporter from the Tampa Bay Times asked me recently what I thought Florida Democrats’ message was. Off the top of my head I said, “We stand for values that promote a stronger Florida, like a healthy environment, economically secure families and a brighter future.” Later I added another thought in an email: “Our measure […]

Let’s be frank about this LEAD Task Force Report — UPDATE/correction

Elizabeth Warren famously talks about Larry Summers giving her advice early in her career in the Senate, telling her she could be an insider or an outsider. “Outsiders can say whatever they want. But people on the inside don’t listen to them. Insiders, however, get lots of access and a chance to push their ideas. […]