Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack's political action committee, Heartland PAC, several weeks ago challenged Democrats to define their party's message in ten words or less. Today they announced ten finalists from the submissions received:
"The Democratic Party: People are our only 'Special Interest.' "
Stacy, Iverness, FL
"Effective, honest government, serving the needs of all its citizens."
Matt, O Fallon, MO
"Working for millions of people, not millions of dollars."
Matt, Santa Monica, CA
"A Strong Nation and Economy through Fairness, Reason, and Community."
Drew, Blairsburg, IA
"Government led by people who believe good government is possible."
Cathy, Columbus, OH
"Equal opportunities, better lives, and honest government for all Americans."
Rob, Decorah, IA
"The Democratic Party- Tackling problems and finding practical solutions."
Don, Letts, IA
"Leadership that will restore the American Dream to all Americans."
Bill, Stewartstown, PA
"Common sense for the common good."
Jason, Chicago, IL, Brenda, Wakefield, RI, and Robert, Timonium, MD
"The Democrats highest ideal: Help people achieve their full potential."
Gary, Tulsa OK
What do you think? Can you think of anything better? Is this a useful exercise in the first place?