Back in February, a few folks responded to my call for a good Democratic elevator pitch... but then my son went and got himself born the next night, and I never got around to responding.
Now Kevin Drum has made a similar call for ideas, and predictably gotten a few more responses than I did. (Oh, to be among the blogopshere gliterati!)
My own revised suggestion, in part based on the comments I got earlier, is that the basic principles of a revitalized liberalism should be to
- keep the government out of my private life
- promote a level playing field
- build alliances to stop terrorism, global epidemics, and other international scourges