Democrats Seeking 'Bumper Sticker' Campaign Slogan

By Susan Jones | July 7, 2008 | 8:32 PM EDT

( - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is seeking a "bumper sticker slogan" to carry it through the 2008 elections. The slogan also will appear on the DSCC Web site and campaign literature.

"We need a turn of phrase that really jumps out and tells you right off the bat what this election is all about," said James Carville in a message to Democrats.

Carville is credited with the famous phrase, "It's the Economy, Stupid," which apparently propelled the Clinton campaign to victory in 1992. (Less well known was the 1996 phrase, "Had Enough?")

In a message to DSCC supporters on Thursday, Carville said sometimes the best ideas come from people outside Washington. "Heck, come up with something good enough, I'll risk my own safety and put it on my wife's car," Carville said. (His wife Mary Matalin is a Republican and a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.)

The DSCC, a group that works to elect Democrats to the Senate, is urging Democrats to vote on its four suggestions -- "or create one of your own by midnight August 27."

The DSCC's suggestions include "W Is Out: Send the Right Wing With Him," "No Republicans Left Behind in D.C.," "What Have Republicans Done for You Lately," and "2006 Was Just the Beginning: More Dems in '08."

Carville says the 2008 election could be the biggest turning point in a generation -- if a Democrat wins the White House and is able to work with a Democrat-led House and Senate.

If that happens, "we can do some real good for this country," he said.

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