The approaching new year marks nearly 365 days of Donald Trump in office and a sore reminder of the jarring wake up call Democrats received following his election.
The party had failed to defeat a bigoted unqualified candidate and managed to lose the support and trust of their own base in the fallout of the Hillary Clinton versus Bernie Sanders debacle.
The Democratic party has come a long way since then, with small victories accumulating suggesting 2018 may be the year the House and Senate give way to the “Blue Wave.”
Norman Solomon, a political activist and national coordinator of RootsAction.org, joined host Pat Thurston to dissect where the Democratic party went wrong, what challenges lie ahead of them and how they can climb back to the top.
Listen to the full segment below.