Here are a dozen premises that appear to be driving Republican and Democratic party strategies as we approach the 2010 election.
As with any generalization about a political party, these are tremendous oversimplifications. I do not suggest that all Republicans or all Democrats agree with each premise. This is instead my best attempt to describe the overall strategic postures of the parties in the aggregate. Like my post on fiscal stimulus positions, this is an attempt to frame and structure the discussion, not resolve it.
I disagree with many of the Democratic premises but have tried to characterize them as fairly as I could. I would appreciate input, especially from insider Democrats on how Democrats in leadership roles are thinking.