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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Clinton on the Dems loss
Clinton has some sage words for the Democrats:

"If we let people believe that our party doesn't believe in faith and family, doesn't believe in work and freedom, that's our fault," he said. Democrats "need a clear national message and they have to do this without one big advantage the Republicans have, which is they won't have a theological message that basically paints the other guy as evil. The Republicans had a clear message, a good messenger, great organisation and great strategy," he said. "The Republicans did a better job of turning out those who were already registered who hadn't voted" as well as bringing out their base.

He also said that the party needs to rework its image and it would be "a mistake for our party to sit around and... whine about this and that or the other thing."

Good advice, let's hope they take it. More of this won't help though...