Clinton to Dems: Don’t Just Vote Every Four Years
"But I think that-- one of the reasons that we have gridlock is that the-- our party has-- the Democrats-- we have too many people who only vote in presidential elections. They don't understand how important the non-presidential years are. That's when all the Houses are voted on, a third of the Senate, most of the state legislators, and most of the governors, and they redistrict the Congressional districts. So the Republicans, I feel sort of bad for them. John Boehner campaigned for all these people that gave him so much grief, but they're in districts now that they have reapportioned so that they're far more in danger of being bumped off in a Republican primary for being too moderate than they are losing a general election for being too far to the right. And we, our side, has to own some responsibility. We've got to vote every time they open the door, not just once every four years, and if we did that, yes, there would be some more Democrats, but the main thing is the Republicans would have a vested interest in having creative compromise. We've all got to shoulder our responsibility."