Ezra Klein argues that Democrats shouldn't just focus on retaking the White House in 2004. We shouldn't just write off Congress. He proposes a Democratic equivalent to "The Contract With America" which he calls "The Pledge to Restore America". He offers a good boilerplate for this pledge including a firm commitment to homeland security (as in putting our money where our mouth is), a foreign policy that leads by respect rather than bullying and a domestic policy that focuses on fiscal responsibility.
It's all good stuff. In fact, it might be just the thing that the Democrats will need to unite themselves going into the Fall campaign. Because no matter how rough the coming primary race becomes, the Democrats MUST speak with one voice at all levels when it comes to unseating the Republicans. This pledge, or something like it, might be just the prescription the doctor ordered (pun intended :-).