- Julian Zelizer says the party should look within at the reasons why it lost the election
- The party forgot importance of the economy and got out-organized by the GOP, he says
Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." He is the co-host of the podcast "Politics & Polls." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)Democrats need to stop licking their wounds and blaming others for their defeat. In the shocking aftermath of Donald Trump's presidential election victory, many Democrats have been wallowing in the outcome as they try to understand how Hillary Clinton could possibly have lost.