15. One person. one chair is not the party. It's us, going to community meetings, persuading.
If we can't talk our neighbors into what we believe, and god know the media is filling half the voters heads with crap -- no, I take that back -- all the voters heads with crap -- then the chair can't do it either. Please don't blame one person, this wasn't done by one person.
MI has a hard slog ahead, there will be no relief from gerrymandering there or in any state in this country until 2020. That's 8 years away and was the reason the Koches invented the Tea brand for the GOP in 2010, among others.
After media consolidation gave the networks to all conservative owners in the Bush years, they filled the media with crap and got Democrats demoralized, didn't show what Obama was doing or what the GOP was doing to screw things up, then they got their CT and other media to drive the baggers into office.
2010 was a pivotal election, to keep the Bush tax cuts from expiring, that Obama and others had run the numbers on to get the country over the Bush budget disaster. And they knew the census would hit so that gave them the ability to do these things and get away with it. The Koches are long-term planners. Most Americans seem to run from one soundbite to another, but forget about government between elections. It's what goes on between that makes the elections.