Asked and answered, in the comments to Oliver’s excellent post:

Frank_D Says:

June 14th, 2006 at 3:54 pm

Here’s why Democrats can’t win:

They believe in

* raising the minimum wage

* ending tax breaks for the wealthy

* fixing medicare specifically and healthcare in general

* education

* getting the fuck out of Iraq

Oliver Willis Says:

June 14th, 2006 at 4:17 pm

If any Democrat had run on those issues in the last six years and lost, I’d be right there with you saying retool, retool. But the plain facts are that they haven’t and I would argue its the reason they have lost and will keep losing.

Dear Harry and Nancy,

Three point plan for Democratic gains in November:

1. Hire Oliver.

2. Do whatever Oliver tells you to do.

3. Buy blue balloons and hire Foo Fighters to play at victory party.