This past Friday, General Wesley Clarke had a discussion about the current climate in D.C. and what we need to do to change it this November. He highlighted some very good points including the Democrats National Security plan, which was muted by the President changing a press conference time to coincide with the Democrats press conference time.
CLARK: At the right time. And there's a real art to this, because it's not that the Democrats don't have a message. We've got lots of messages and we've got lots of messengers. What we don't have is the pure forum to do that when we need to do it.
I was in a conference on the 30th of March, where we announced our national security agenda. And just to show you kind of the way this works, we had all of the House and Senate Democrats at Union Station. We had Senator Reid and Congresswoman Pelosi there, Madeleine Albright, myself, a couple of other people. We gave the Democratic position.
When President Bush heard we were going to do it, he scheduled his own briefing on Iraq at a competing forum. He started his briefing ten minutes before ours, and he had 100% network coverage. And it's a game.
Of course the typical Republican response has still been "The Democrats have no plan".