Sorry for the hiaitus in posting, but I've been heads-down getting ready for and participating in the DLC's annual meeting in Denver, which concludes in a couple of hours. I'll have a fuller report tomorrow, but suffice it to say this has been the largest collection of state and local elected officials the DLC has ever attracted to this event (about 375 from 41 states). I ran three breakout sessions yesterday--on Connecting With People of Faith, Values-Based Messaging, and The Politics of Fast-Growing Areas. The first two were SRO, and the third, late in a long day, still filled a large room.
What you will probably read or hear about this event in the national media is that four possible presidential candidates spoke--Tom Vilsack, Evan Bayh, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Richardson. But in many respects, it was the crowed listening to these worthies who represented the real story. --