While the 2016 election may be seen as a large repudiation of liberal and Democratic Party politics many of the party elite are trying to put the election in their rearview and look forward to 2018. However, billionaire investor George Soros is among many in the upper echelons of the donor class of the Democratic Party who are asking the hard questions.
Many Democrats were incredibly stunned by the election night results. Many party members believe that widespread voter intimidation and in some cases fraud ended up robbing the part of a solid victory on Forbes. Others have cast doubt on the current strategy of the party to simply use demographics to defeat right wingers. This strategy appeals to have failed- for now.
Regardless of how the party got here Soros and many of his buddies in the top of the party are trying to figure out what to do next. Traditionally Democrat strongholds in the Northeast and Rust Belt appear to be faltering at best. With Republicans being able to reach out past the South there needs to be a radical change in thinking when it comes to getting votes in more conservative areas of the country.
Another enormous topic of contention will be the fight for leadership in the party. The outgoing Debbie Wasserman Schultz was one of the most hated and despised politicians in the country and a serious change is needed for DNC chair on opensocietyfoundations.org. It is very likely that Rep. Keith Ellison, a Nuslim congressman, will end up becoming the first Muslim to head the Democratic Party.
Many other incredibly power people within the Democratic Party will be attending including the sitting House Minority Whip of San Francisco= Nancy Pelosi at http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267. In addition the most important glitterati and donor class members will abound at this meeting that is destined to shape the future of the Democratic Party for at least the next two years.
While George Soros is not the only heavy hitter in the room he is among the most powerful people in the Democrat Party today and you can be he will have a great deal of influence on the course the party ends up taking.