ABC News' The Note, a font of DC conventional wisdom, wrote that Democrats are losing the debate over changes in Iraq.
The overall Democratic strategic imperative remains the same — use public opinion to pressure enough Republicans to go to the President and demand a change — knowing that Democratic votes and voices alone won't do it. This strategy has run into a number of problems, however, both political and substantive. Okay: mostly political. Perhaps the Democrats, back in town this week and caucusing ferociously, will find a way to change the trajectory of the political debate, but they are losing fast.
This dreck embraces the Rovian view that every news cycle declares a winner. The problem, of course, is that this micro view misses the point. The macro view is more important, and it is - every day that the topic of discussion is Iraq is a good day for Democrats and a bad day for Republicans. If the 2008 elections are decided on Iraq, the Democrats will win, no matter what the newspapers, or ABC News for that matter, writes.