The 2016 Iowa Caucuses show the next President of the United States must win the youth — and that means win them over, not just placate them. The New Yorker makes this point, basically stating that for Sec. Hillary Clinton to beat Sen. Bernie Sanders, she’s got to paint a picture of what’s possible. Similarly, Donald J. Trump’s not likely to win the Republican nomination if he shuns the meet-and-greets with a broad-swath of the people inclined to vote for him. So, both Clinton and Trump face an electability problem heading into New Hampshire.
What’s going on with the political teams that manage these candidates? Are they too immersed in polls to see the new political landscape before them?
The turnout amongst new participants in the Iowa caucuses was off-the-chain. Congratulations to the candidates for engaging the public through conducting debates and town halls, but capitalizing on the momentum is the key.
Based on my analysis, there’s too much attention on strategy and not enough attention on culture in both the Clinton and the Trump campaigns. These big-name candidates cannot zig, or zag, for that matter, gracefully.
The world can take a long time to change, or the world can change in an instant. Iowans proved this true, Monday-night.
Yes, the world changed. Will the star politicians on all sides of the race notice their constituents’ new-world demands?
To those with White House Dreams, roll up your sleeves, learn to dance a new dance, and immerse yourselves in the culture of the new American politic.