Roll Call ($) today runs a story about the Democrat’s message problem. Of note in the story:
A senior House Democratic aide said while the party could certainly use a powerful messenger, the bigger problem may be in the message itself, one this staffer suggested is simply rehash of the same old Democratic positions.
“You need something that Members and candidates want to talk about on the stump, not something that goes from fax machine to trash,” this aide said. “The  ‘Contract with America’ made bold reform pronouncements … it was bold enough to attract media attention on its own. It was clear that the Republicans, in 1994, were offering something different.”