WrigleyField 22 wrote:
While there are some far reaching improvements that would require constitutional approval, there are incrimental improvements that can be made with just congressional action. I tend to agree that I don't see these happening soon, but there's way more buzz about packing the courts then I thought I'd see. So maybe there's hope for the Dems to take up serious structural reform agenda that go beyond simple policy advancements.
For example if the Dems voted to increase the house of representatives such that it more accurately represented a proportional allocation, the GOP would probably NEVER EVER hold the house again with their current platform. But that entails house members weakening their own relative power.
Statehood for DC has rightly fully gotten a lot of talk, and its merits extends beyond balancing power, but increasing the size of the house is right up there in terms of its own merits and I think if you can message right from the start to get over the immediate "moar guvment = bad" thought, it actually may be an easier sell to a broader audience.