The Dems came out swinging this weekend, finally taking the initiative.
And they've already lost. They lost the mid-term elections. They lost the 2008 presidential election.
For some silly reason, they seem to be focusing their messages to their core voters. They already have their vote. They should be focusing their attention on the so-called undecideds, but even more important, on the tens of millions of people who might actually get off their butts this time and cast a vote.
I don't need focus groups or polls to tell me that this critical group, the ones who will make the difference about what color Congress will be next year, doesn't want to hear about revenge, about subpoena power, about impeachment.
If they're finally going to get off their butts and cast a vote, that means they care about the future, not the past.
Talk from powerful democratic leaders such as "He (Bush) is going to have to answer some questions," is like, well, suicide.
Sure this rhetoric makes the core dem voters feel good. But it's for another time and another place.
When asked about subpoena power and impeachment, the dems should state unequivocally that it's not on the agenda, but getting America back on track and cleaning up the mess the Republicans have made, is. Then they should state exactly how they're going to do it.
As Shakespeare said: revenge is best served cold.