CD 8 candidate Jeff Latas is mentioned in an Adam Nagourney article today’s NY Times. The Nagourney piece is titled, “For Democrats, Many Verses, But No Chorus.” He quotes a different issue named by each of four Democrats:
“At the Capitol in Hartford the other morning, State Senator Christopher Murphy denounced the "disastrous prescription drug benefit bill" embraced by his Republican opponent, Representative Nancy L. Johnson.
“Jeff Latas, a Democratic candidate in an Arizona race, is talking about the nation's dangerous reliance on oil imports from the Middle East. Ed Perlmutter, a Colorado Democrat, says he is running against "the arrogance and cronyism" displayed by Washington Republicans.
“And in New Mexico, Patricia Madrid, the state attorney general, is urging the United States to set a timetable for quitting Iraq.”
From the fact of these four different themes he argues that there is no “over arching theme” that will play well in every state.
Here in CD 8 Latas and the other Democratic challengers mention all these issues as well as problems along the border. Amongst them, then, there is considerable agreement about what is important to voters in the district.
So now a question: Should there be an “over arching theme?” Do we need something like a new vision-statement for America, and if so what should it be?
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