First reported by The Washington Free Beacon, it appears that Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate
from Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District who ran in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, will appear as a featured panelist for “Leaving it All on the Field: The Midterm Elections in the Resistance Era.”
Here is the description of the event organized by Netroots Nation:
Democrats have suffered severe losses in recent midterm elections. Because of redistricting, the 2010 elections devastated the party so badly that we have not yet been able to recover. And 2014 wasn’t much better. But the party in control of the White House usually loses ground in the midterms—and because of Trump, progressives are more mobilized than they have been in a decade. Just in time, too: not only is control of the House at stake, but the next round of redistricting is just around the corner. For 2018, where, and how, should progressive activists focus their energy for maximum impact? Our panel— comprised of a handicapper, a staffer, an activist, and a candidate—will approach these questions from each angle.
Bless their hearts.
Here’s the thing. Ossof lost in the most expensive House race in history. His party poured $30 MILLION DOLLARS into his race. And he still couldn’t win. Their polling was off, the numbers were wrong, and the counties projected to go big for Ossoff instead went for now Congresswoman Karen Handel. He didn’t live in the District, he tried to run on experience instead of fresh ideas and common sense solutions, and his messaging was muddled.
And while there are reasons upon reasons upon reasons why Mr. Ossoff lost the 6th Congressional race, not living within the district he was running to represent was near the top of the list. It resonated with the voters that their representative would not be a neighbor who lived down the street, but rather someone who lived a two hour walk away.
So yeah, Mr. Ossoff probably wouldn’t be my first choice in sharing with the electorate how to win an election and reclaim the hearts and minds of the Democratic voters.
I can’t help but share the last paragraph from the WFB’s article:
Netroots Nation will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s inside Georgia’s fifth district, where Ossoff lives. According to Google Maps, it’s only a 5-and-a-half mile walk to the hotel from his home near Emory University.