The Democratic National Convention Committee announced that former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman and former Congresswoman Susan Molinari of New York, all Republicans, will also speak Monday.
They will be speaking tonight alongside John Kasich, the former GOP governor.
I just…don’t see what the strategy here is. The party seems to be making the following assumptions, all of which need to prove accurate to have any effect at all:
- That there are a sizable number of moderate conservatives who are looking for “permission” to break with the party for Joe Biden
- That these moderate conservatives will be watching the DNC live stream tonight, or are engaged enough in politics to see the replays online.
- That these moderate conservatives value the opinion of a bunch of former elected Republicans and the CEO of Quibi enough to be swayed.
I don’t know how that possibly happens. You can say this is just Democrats coalition-building against Trump, but when there are more Republicans speaking than progressives…something is amiss.