Steve Soto agrees:
Past campaigns have shown us that the narrative for the fall campaign against the GOP needs to be set now, before the media lovefest for McCain whitewashes his actual position on the issues and pandering commitments to the GOP's wingnut base. The burden now on both Hillary and Obama is to step up and act like Democratic presidents in waiting, speaking for all of the party and independent voters, pointing out the real choice that voters will have this fall: between more of the same with McCain to appease the 20% who still think we are on the right path, or a Democratic change in course that benefits the rest of us.
The GOP, especially McCain, have nothing whatsoever to offer voters this fall on middle class worries, the economy, health care reform, energy independence, Iraq, or even an effective fight against Al Qaeda. If Hillary and Obama can take some time out from the pie fight to hammer that point home over the next 4 weeks instead of hammering each other, this country and the Democratic Party will be much better off.