Saturday, February 11, 2006

Advice to Sen. Harry Reid

Saw this summary of meeting on the Hill with a number of journalists, outlining plans, issues, strategy. This caught my eye:
As to whenthe Democrats would actually unveil a comprehensive agenda, Reid notedthat the GOP's "Contract with America" in 1994 didn't come out untillate September of that year. "We'll roll out one [issue] at a time. By September it will all be out."
Senator Reid, keep in mind that it's not 1994 anymore. The non-stop cable and internet chat should be factored into your timetables for such a roll out. The Republicans and in particular will have done their darnedest to define the Democrats, no doubt through the summer and long before September. If you wait until then to roll out your version of the "Contract with America" it could be too late...