You have a great difficulty with the voters 35 years old and younger. They do not believe that you are relevant to their concerns. And they do not plan to vote for you. And quietly, they have become the crucial issue to this Presidential race. You cannot win without them.
These younger voters are concerned about war, immigration, inflation. They do not hear you and they cannot hear you, you are to them simply a table talking.
To win the election in November, for that is your true imperative, you must make some changes. The Vice President is irrelevant to this younger generation and should be reassigned to the State Department.
A new Vice President should be young, even abrasive, but by all means must be relevant to the younger generation. The choice must be well outside the box of all others concerned. It will be the true courage of this party.
You should hire Greta Gerwig, to help with design and with plot. You must understand that Barbie was brilliant, more brilliant than you realized and in some ways more brilliant than you. And completely relevant.
You have, at the moment, little style, less range, and a narrow plot. You have been driven to this. Revive the traditional and bold anti-war stance that has been a strong part of the Democrats, particularly since the 1960s. Make promises — this new generation knows perfectly you may not keep many of them but they want to hear them, they want the hope.
Bring some glamor. Greta Gerwig will help with that. Former President Obama remarkably seemed to lose sight that the final six months of term has a singular task, to keep power in hand and pass it correctly. Your task, in the final six months, is to keep the Presidency in hand and safe.
The Democratic Party must declare that it is an Anti-War Party. Put some youth into this party, perilous as the days and events may seem. In a way, you have been cornered into a dullness and a reactive shape. Push back! You will need someone much different than Kamala Harris, to offset the age and style of President Biden. Whoever you choose, they must under all conditions be admired by the younger generation. They must believe that the new Vice President is the best future.
You have no choice but to pressure Israel to end their assault on Gaza. They could accurately point out that 24 men in Dockers flew two planes into the Twin Towers and the U.S. response was to destroy Iraq completely, even as it was not actually the villain. But Israel must stop; it is enough — these are days that desperately need repair, not revenge. Ukraine must somehow improve — it cannot simply be interminable. Find a way.
You have three old men, Putin, Trump, and Netanyahu, causing incredible damage to hope, to dignity, to progress, to repair. You must find a way to be and to appear, as everything that they are not. Then you will win.