Friday, November 04, 2005
If Democrats are going to become the majority party in America again, we've got to do that all over the country.Certainly sounds like the kind of talk the Democratic Party needs to hear more of. Stay on the edge of your seats, folks. Much of Warner's chances in 2008 are going to be determined on Nov. 8, 2005. If he can sweep Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine into his office based on the record they put together, people in the national organization will really start to pay attention. But if Jerry Kilgore wins, then Mark Warner starts to look like a one-hit wonder.
How do we do that? We start by simply telling the truth; by being straight with people on issues from fiscal matters to America's role in the world. We do it by recognizing that in 2005, the issues in this country are no longer left versus right or liberal versus conservative; they are about the future versus the past. The Democratic Party has always been at its best when we've looked to the future. It's been our heritage. Roosevelt led us through the Depression and the Second World War. Kennedy challenged us to put a man on the moon. Clinton led us through the greatest economic expansion in American history. That is our Democratic record. We've done it before and we can do it again.
Sensible solutions. It's that legacy that inspired me. I came into office after a winning campaign that included a lot of folks in rural Virginia who hadn't voted Democrat in a long time. I've had some success in governing Virginia because we've focused on sensible solutions that look to that future.