The Presidential Election of 2014 won’t be fought over either healthcare or government shutdown. It will be fought over agendas for the future. The biggest danger facing America is that both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party will try to compete on the same populist message. This means that post-globalists need to make the case that turning back the clock is not the way to win the 21st century.
In fact, the essay length ebook called Post-Globalism: A Strategy for ending America’s Long Decline talks about how this endangers the Obama Coalition and the country. While everyone is looking at Senator Ted Cruz, not enough attention is being paid to Senator Rand Paul and his Paulestinians. Ted Cruz may be the flavor of the month. However, Senator Paul is the heir to a movement that has been decades in the making.
The influence of the Paulestinians is one of the many complications that the Mitt Romney campaign ran into during the 2012 Presidential Election. Some of the Paulestinians refused to vote for Mitt Romney during the state conventions. In places where the Paulestinians couldn’t change the outcome, they held alternative meetings to highlight the differences between them and the Republican Party.
By and large, the American people are reasonable and they want to see reasonableness in other people. This means that the American people will move away from the two parties when they are in the midst of a heated battle. What’s needed is a third option. Either the American people will chose Neoliberalism as practiced by Senator Paul or they will pick a pro-growth agenda like Post-Globalism.
The Democrats shouldn’t be surprised by a defeat in the 2016 Presidential Election Cycle if the strategies aren’t updated. Democrats can’t be known simply as the party of “wealth redistribution.” Democrats have to be willing to compete on pro-growth agenda. They have to do more than just pay lip service to creating jobs. They are going to have to implement a strategy like Post-Globalism.