Democrats win elections primarily by carving up the American people into
interest groups. Republicans usually fall for this trick, and often
play by Democratic rules. They have never won this way, and have only
hurt their own credibility by doing so, giving Democrats ammunition for
the next election.
Democrats also win based on personal appeal. They can sell bad ideas with the right Hollywood celebrities, the right late-night comedians and a smiling face. And no politician is more of a celebrity, more of a media figure than President Obama: You cannot beat him at his own game.