gop playbook urges candidates to avoid specifics
A GOP briefing guide obtained by The Associated Press urges Congressional candidates not to let Democratic opponents "get away with" describing plans to overhaul Social Security as privatization, or referring to the stock market in connection with reform, despite the fact that President Bush continues to endorse that very notion.
If nothing else, this book is certainly a guide to the issues the Republicans feel vulnerable on, and Democratic strategists seem to agree. Then again, sticking to
platitudes principles and steadfastly refusing to cite specifics worked for Dubya in 2000, and the "liberal" press let him get away with that.
(Via MetaFilter; by the way, I agree with one of the comments in the discussion thread that if the AP has obtained a copy of the book, they should post a copy of it online so readers can see the whole thing, not simply excerpts.)
Update: The Dodd points out in the comment thread that copyright issues may prevent that kind of wholseale publishing, an issue I admit I hadn't considered.