Democrats have been working to get President Trump out of office ever since he was inaugurated. The Ukraine hearings are generating the most attention but multiple committees have investigations. They are still trying to get something out of the Russia collusion debacle.
I believe they have developed a new strategy. They realize that there is no way Senate Republicans are going to throw him out of office without solid proof of a serious crime. Instead, they are going to use these investigations to throw mud. A couple of things lead me to this conclusion. They had a focus group determine that using the word bribe was more damaging than quid pro quo. Nancy Pelosi said what he is done is worse than Watergate. This tells me that they believe they can attack him so viciously that he would be unelectable.
I think this is a misguided effort. Hillary Clinton tried it in 2016. Further attacks have a diminishing effect. It could even make Trump a sympathetic figure, as unimaginable as that is. House Democrats have to face voters telling them they spent two years doing little but attacking Trump.
They need to do three things to take back the White House. First, they must nominate an electable candidate. Right now I’m not sure who that might be. The party needs to stay united. That might be even tougher. Finally, they need to come up with reasons to vote for them. Right now we about presidential candidates with extreme proposals and coast mayors (plus the California governor) overseeing the degradation of their domains. None of that will appeal to deplorables in places like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
My city recently had a mayoral election. The challenger spent a ridiculous amount of money on attack ads. The incumbent won easily. Perhaps Democrats could learn from this example.