Open message Democrats: Don't screw up
ENOUGH WITH RESPONDING TO THE REPUBLICAN'S CHARGE OF "CUTTING AND RUNNING"
If there is any reason why Democrats are called weak, this is it. Instead of forcefully stating their case, they fall into the Karl Rove trick of responding to a Republican charge (which in the end, brings a false sense of legitimacy to the smear).
It's too simple. Democrats need only to make their point forcefully and as one voice. Stop falling into the trap of replying to silly charges, it's a waste of time and it's the only thing Republicans know to how to do well...insult others instead of accepting any sense of responsibility for their inability to govern.
A clear majority of the public think that this war was a mistake and that we should get the hell out of there. What Democrats need to do is simply state their case to the Americans people forcefully and repeatedly. The Republicans (and Lieberman) have nothing to offer in regards to how best to handle the crap they created in Iraq so they play the only hand they know, criticize those who oppose them.
If the Democrats stand strong and make their case to the people, traitors like Lieberman will lose the primary (and the general election when he jumps ship), Republicans in Washington will lose control of Congress, and we can finally have some real hearings into the lies we were told in the run-up to this war.
Remember, we lost in 2002 and 2004 because of the same bullshit the Republicans are trying to do to the Democrats in 2006. Don't fall for the trick again (please).