Pawlicki: Democrats’ most crucial challenge, not just in 2022 but in 2024

Democrats are not just dealing with intellectual or policy differences with Donald Trump’s supporters. They have a much more significant challenge — an emotional obstacle. Emotions are much more difficult to discuss or overcome than intellectual differences.

Trump supporters, especially in economically challenged states, feel Democrats are out of touch with their needs. They see Democrats with their multicultural-based coalition as biased toward minorities and hostile to the white middle-class. That Democrats have paid attention to the cities and left rural Americans behind.