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2 Security, Opportunity, Responsibility Presentation by Al From Democratic Leadership Councils National Conversation New York City July 29, A New Democrat Formula for 2002 and 2004

3 Security, Opportunity, Responsibility A New Democrat Formula for 2002 and 2004 We need to constantly modernize our policy ideas to keep pace with the needs of a changing electorate Republican policies have put our country on the wrong track Democrats need to look ahead not back in 2002 and 2004

4 A Changing America

5 A Different America More Affluent More Educated More Suburban More Diverse More Wired More Two Parent Working Families More Non-Factory Jobs More Job Churning More Aged More Boomers More Moderates and Independents How Our Country Changed in the Past Two Decades

6 An Affluent Electorate Characteristics of 2000 Voters

7 A Sophisticated Electorate Characteristics of 2000 Voters

8 The New Electorate PERIODDOMINANT VOTERS Industrial EraWorking Class Information AgeRising Learning Class

9 The New Democrat Approach

10 New Democrats are the modernizers of the Democratic Party We further our partys enduring values with new and innovative ideas

11 The Traditions We Honor Jeffersons belief in individual liberty and the capacity for self government Jacksons credo of equal opportunity for all, special privileges for none Roosevelts thirst for innovation Kennedys summons to civic duty Clintons insistence upon new means to achieve progressive ideals

12 Core Principles The New Democrat Philosophy Opportunity & Growth Global Outlook Empowering Government Mutual Responsibility Traditional Values

13 Progressives, Not Populists Nor Corporatists We believe in free enterprise to stimulate economic innovation and growth and in public activism to ensure that everyone can share in Americas prosperity. -- Hyde Park Declaration

14 America on the Wrong Track The Record of George Bushs Watch

15 The Job Machine Stalls Total Employment in the U.S.

16 Annual Number of New Private Sector Jobs (New Jobs in Millions)

17 Unemployment Soars

18 A Shaky Economy The Decline in the Dow

19 From Deficit to Surplus to Deficit (In Billions of Dollars

20 Rising Crime

21 On Their Watch Employment Stock Prices Unemployment Budget Deficits Crime

22 Economic Conditions Voters Perceptions of the Economy

23 Right/Wrong Track

24 High Numbers Depend on Support from Democrats and Independents Bushs Soft Approval Ratings

25 We Cant Go Back Why Democrats Must Follow the New Democrat Course

26 Trust In Government

27 Size of Government

28 The Return of the Mommy and Daddy Parties RepublicanDemocraticContested National SecuritySocial SecurityDeficit TerrorismMedicareEducation EconomyEnergy Moral ValuesPrescription Drugs CrimeHealth Care WelfareEnvironment

29 Preference for Party Control

30 The Swing States Swing StatesGOP Base Demo Base

31 The Road Ahead

32 The Winning Coalition A New Democrat Majority for the 21st Century The Democratic Base and Beyond Men and Women Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Urban and Suburban Moderates as well as Liberals Working Class and Rising Learning Class

33 The Challenge Ahead Cross the national and domestic defense threshold. Close the Culture Gap. Avoid Reverting to pre-Clinton perceptions of party. Bridge Racial Divisions Win critical independent and swing voters. What Democrats Must Do to Win

34 A Winning New Democrat Message Support a Strong National and Domestic Defense Promote Growth and Opportunity, Not Redistribution Save Capitalism from its Excesses Promote an Ethic of Mutual Responsibility Emphasize New Democrat Positions on Cultural Issues Like Crime and Welfare Stand for Big Ideas, Not Big Government Support Family Friendly Policies that Help Parents Raise Kids Avoid Polarizing Cultural Issues

35 The Formula in Brief Security Opportunity Responsibility Leadership in the National Interest


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