Here's a sneak peak at the Democratic Party's national election message for 2010, courtesy of a party official. It'll be unveiled officially by DNC chairman Tim Kaine at a Christian Science Monitor luncheon later today. The basic point, quite naturally, is that the Democrats want to offer voters a choice, not a referendum, based on a foundation of real accomplishments, including the transition from a recession to a recovery.
"We have more accomplishments to run on than any Party in a long time," Kaine's expected to say.
** We've gone from recession to recovery.
** We've made more progress in the war on terror in the last eight months than was made in the preceding eight years.
** We've strengthened our relationships with our allies around the world.
**Two million people or more have jobs today who wouldn't have without the bold action taken by this President and Democrats in Congress.
** We have the first Latina and only the third woman ever on the Supreme Court.
** We're using science and fact in policy making instead of ideology and politics.
** We have the most transparent Administration in modern history, with tough ethics standards, and we are wringing the influence of special interests out of the policy making process.
"And, we've taken health care from crisis to reform. It was a tough fight largely because of the vitriol and misinformation coming from the other side. But, it was the right thing to do for this country and I firmly believe it will redound to our benefit in the fall and in elections for years to come. Americans want results, and that's what we've given them."