<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>lastly the GOP has about given up on Bush and are looking to 2008 ! I thought that was the Dems job !!<p><hr></blockquote><p>Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said. "Over the last decade, we've found a reliably losing formula, and we're sticking with it." Dean reminded Democratic candidates to "stay on our unclear message, maintain a defensive, reactive posture, and keep an elitist distance from voters."<br><br>Political consultant and Democratic operative James Carville said that, if properly disseminated, the message of hopelessness could be the Democrats' most effective in more than a decade.<br><br>"For the first time in a long time, we're really connecting with the American people, who are also feeling hopeless," Carville said. "If we can harness that and run on it in '08, I believe we can finish a strong second." <br><br>Joe Klein of Time Magazine, "Democrats...they never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity."<br><br><br><br>