Liberals, lefties, Democrats, environmentalists, unionists, consumer advocates—all progressive types—suffer from the stereotype that we are unpatriotic. Let’s make it clear to all Americans that we progressives are the ones trying to lead our country closer to the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.
A large group of Americans favor both progressive policy and conservative philosophy. As a result, they can be persuaded to side with either progressives or conservatives, depending on how a political question is framed. The "Making Sense 2008" project is producing and distributing research-based talking points on a variety of issues that can be used to reach these persuadable voters..
If elected, John McCain would be the oldest person ever elevated to president. Voters are fully aware of McCain’s advanced age, and they generally consider advanced age to be a perfectly legitimate issue. So shouldn’t progressives talk about it?