Thursday, September 14, 2006

How Democrats Can Win Again

Rich Karlgard is one of my favorite columists in Forbes Magazine. Lately his blog has been hitting on all cylinders. This is another example below.

Lately, my posts have been highlighted by other people's thoughts. Sorry about that. I've been in a slump lately.

So, until I get "it" back, please enjoy my brethren who are better at it than I.

"'Democrats cannot connect with the middle class until they understand that they are richer, more optimistic and more firmly in control of their lives than they think. Democrats need to know that the typical middle-class family is likely to be married with children; many of the pressures they face come from trying to get ahead, not simply staying in place.

'With that in mind, we suggest a very simple message aimed at the middle class and a related set of policies. Our positive message is that Democrats will build a new era of middle-class opportunity--a message that is optimistic, forward-looking, implicitly critical of the old regime and aimed squarely at the group of voters who once formed the bedrock of the Democratic Party. This kind of message also reinforces the successful progressive tradition of optimists like Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy and Bill Clinton.'"