New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Raymond Buckley had a strong yet simple message for fellow Democrats at Saturday's DNC Future Forum in Baltimore:
Buckley spoke along with the other candidates for DNC chair at the event -- the last forum before the chair and officers are elected.
He said the party did not author a positive message during the 2016 election cycle.
"What we did is say, 'How offensive.' ... Grow up, that's not reality for most of America," Buckley said.
He joined "Fox & Friends" Monday to explain the reasoning behind his remarks.
"We've had 11 or 12 debates already, and clearly we've been talking about a number of issues we tripped up on," Buckley said. "But we really never got to the point that our nominee's campaign really did not address the economic issues that so many Americans are still suffering under."
It's been said the Democrats have become a coastal party, with strongholds in California, New York and Massachusetts. However, the message has failed to spread to middle America.
"I think it is important that whoever is our nominee in 2020 that they listen to our grassroots and less to their high-paid consultants," Buckley said. "I really think that is a major problem within our party, both at the DNC and with our candidates up and down the ticket."
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