Tom Perez has been a pretty weak chairman for the DNC. During a recent appearance on CNN, he began downplaying Democrat expectations for the midterms. He claims he doesn’t even like to use the term blue wave.
The Hill reports:
DNC chair: ‘I don’t use the term blue wave’
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Monday that he has always thought this year’s elections would be close and that he doesn’t use the term “blue wave” to describe a possible big win for his party.
“We always knew that this election was going to be close — I don’t use the term ‘blue wave,’ I always talk about the need for the blocking and tackling,” Perez said in comments on CNN’s “New Day.”
“I always talk about the need for organizing, to make sure you’re leading with your values, and that’s how we’ve been winning throughout this year and throughout 2017.”
Perez expressed confidence that Democrats will take control of the House, and spoke confidently about flipping a number of governor seats.
“I don’t think the Democratic advantage has ebbed,” Perez said, citing heightened Democratic voter turnout in the primaries. “We’re talking about the issues that matter most to people.”
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— The Hill (@thehill) October 22, 2018
He doesn’t sound very confident, does he?