He writes that, “Survival is possible even in the worst of climates, as many Democrats in 1984 and 1994, and many Republicans in 1986 and 2008 have shown.”
Here’s his first prescription:
“Get real. 2008 didn’t change politics. Voters and the party’s image are much like they were before. Republicans have slipped but not enough to ensure victory. If President Obama has magical dust, he’s more likely to save it for 2012 than sprinkle it on you.”
Hickman is one of the most clear-eyed political analysts I’ve ever known. I invite Democrats (no Republicans please) to pay attention.