This is what I urged Democrats to do in 10 Tweets during the Convention in Charlotte
#1 – Mention Repubs once the 1st night. Say Tampa shows they aren’t ready to lead. Then, talk America.
#2 – Apologize. None of the president’s predictions proved true. Admit it. Say both sides were wrong. Do better.
#3 – Emphasize heritage. Repubs didn’t–no Dad Bush, no Bush Jr., no Palin. Own your history. Celebrate it.
#4 – Follow Michelle’s lead: the less partisan the speech, the better. Anger isn’t leadership. Elevate!
#5 – Don’t hide faith. This race is faith-filled. Step into it early. Don’t run. Admit errors, be truthful.
#6 -Many Democrats are pro-life. Clinton said abortion “safe, legal & rare.” I don’t agree, but where are you today? Declare it.
#7 – Explain vision for free market. “Jobs” isn’t’ enough. Many are gov jobs. Def. state vs. market roles.
#8 – 1/4 of U.S. says Pres is Muslim. Speak to it. He must define his faith. Be specific. Use Bible. Resolve this.
#9 – Natural to be cocky after Clinton. Don’t. Be humble. Admit mistakes, inexperience. It’s right & right PR.
#10 – Grieve the partisan divide, the loss of a center. Speak of American common sense. Commit to specific action. Then do it.