"It ain't gonna happen in 2018," he told an audience at Stanford University this week. "Take a chill pill, man. You gotta be in this for the long haul . . . I don't go for moral victory speeches. I can't stand them. I've never lost an election. It's about winning, because if you win you then have the power to go do what has to get done."
Mr. Emanuel said it's important moving forward for Democratic candidates to focus more on economic issues than cultural ones, particularly in Republican districts.