Now he’s sending another sort of signal to fellow Democrats who believe that changing demographics alone will put their party over the top: Abandon the “I can win without you approach.” Said the mayor:
"The go-it-alone approach is having a really negative effect on the country, on cities and communities. You're better off trying to continue to problem-solve. And it keeps the community together. This go-it-alone approach is fracturing the country. If I take an 'I can win without you approach' and I have demographics on my side, then that gives (the other side) a reason to be hyper-defensive."
As if to emphasize the point, Reed is planning a visit to West Virginia, one of the whitest states in the nation. He’ll tour the state with Sen. Joe Manchin, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress.