Friday, July 27, 2007

Democratic game plan

The American Debate | Democrats' rare chance to go for gut | Inquirer | 07/22/2007
"The political brain is an emotional brain. It is not a dispassionate calculating machine. . . . Republicans have a keen eye for markets, and they have a near-monopoly in the marketplace of emotions. They have kept the government off our backs, tore down the wall, saved the flag, left no children behind, protected life, kept our marriages sacred, restored integrity to the Oval Office, spread democracy to the Middle East, and fought an unrelenting war on terror. The Democrats, by contrast, have continued to place their stock in the marketplace of ideas. And in so doing, they have been trading the wrong futures."
This is about the best piece on how the Dems should fight the right on the war and everything else -- at the gut level.

Love this quote from Adlai Stevenson:
The Democratic candidate was leaving a rally when a woman told him, "Every thinking person will be voting for you." He replied: "Madame, that is not enough. I need a majority."