Whenever Democrats get together, a prominent theme is that the problem with their party doesn’t lie in its ideas; the problem is that they need to find better ways of articulating those ideas. Thus, once again, with the anointing of Howard Dean as DNC chairman. ABC News reports:
Dean told Democratic committee members Friday that it’s important to learn to be more comfortable discussing the party’s core values.
“The way I hope to deal with that problem, is not to abandon our core principles, but talk about them in a different way,” he said.
Democrats are not pro-abortion, but “we are the party in favor of allowing women to make up their own minds about their health care,” Dean, a physician, said.
Democrats are not for gay marriage, but “we are the party that has always believed in equal rights under the law for all people,” he said.
I think I’m beginning to understand. Dean thinks the Democrats should call themselves “pro-choice” instead of “pro-abortion.” And they should never say they actually think gay marriage is a good thing, but just keep referring to “equal rights” and let the courts do the dirty work. Wow, no wonder Howard Dean is considered to be such an iconoclast! He’s coming up with some dynamite new marketing ideas for the Democrats.