Do we have the Dem 'Contract with America' already?
by skeptic06, Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 09:22:49 AM EST
Emanuel also gave a presser with Schumer last week (covered by Morton Kondracke - but not by anyone else, that I can see), in which he seemed to set out the long-awaited principles on which the Dems will fight this year's elections:
When I asked Emanuel and Schumer whether the party would have a positive agenda to go along with their withering negatives, they both said it would -- but not yet.
Schumer responded, "We need a positive agenda. We have a positive agenda. And we're going to roll out a positive agenda at the appropriate time. ... We know we have to tell the American people where we're going."
He said that, "some pundits overemphasize the importance (of an agenda) in the minds of voters in a midterm election. But we'll have one that will stress six issues - honesty in government, real security, retirements and pensions, better health care for everybody, education and job security and energy independence."
So far, this is not blowing my skirt up gentlemen.