As Democrats prepare for the 2018 midterm elections, they are struggling to put together a winning coalition.
While the party has plenty of strong candidates in its ranks, it lacks a clear path forward to winning.
The vulnerabilities in the 2020 election cycle will be critical to their success.
The most glaring vulnerability for Democrats in 2020 is their inability to mobilize voters.
They must overcome a fundamental lack of support for their agenda and policies.
The GOP is a political powerhouse.
It’s an institution that has been in the news for decades, and is a well-established force in Washington.
In the 2016 presidential election, Democrats won 56% of the popular vote and lost the White House.
While this was a close election, the party’s core voters supported them over their opponents.
The same was true of the 2020 race.
Despite this, Democrats have not been able to capitalize on the party base to gain a majority of seats.
This is largely due to their inability in the last two midterm elections to attract voters and win.
For the Democrats to win a majority in Congress, they will need to make inroads with voters in 2020.
If the 2018 midterms are any indication, the 2020 Democratic Party has a long way to go.
While Democrats are expected to be the first midterm to be competitive, the election is also the most important in the party.
The midterm election will determine the direction of the party for years to come.
This post originally appeared at The American Prospect.