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My Interview With Ron Brownstein in the Atlantic
My thoughts on what the Democratic Party needs to do now
Friends, the Atlantic just published an interview I did with Ron Brownstein earlier this week. Proud to be part of the most successful center-left party in the developed world since the Cold War ended. And much much more….
Ron starts the interview with this fun recap:
After working for three decades as an operative in the upper reaches of the Democratic Party, Simon Rosenberg in 2022 became an overnight sensation. While most of the media was breathlessly predicting sweeping Republican gains in the midterm election (“Red Tsunami Watch,” Axios blared in a late-October headline), Rosenberg was the most visible public skeptic of the GOP-surge scenario.
For months, in a series of interviews, blog posts, and tweet streams, Rosenberg challenged the predictions of Democratic doom and highlighted a long docket of evidence—polls, early-voting results, fundraising totals, the Kansas abortion referendum—that contravened the prevailing media narrative. For anxious Democrats, in the weeks before the election, he was as much therapist as strategist.
Enjoy, and feedback encouraged. Simon