Jon Corzine of New Jersey, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, was Wednesday's guest. Here are excerpts from his remarks:
"I wouldn't want to be running on this economic record: 3.1 million [lost] private-sector jobs, a $700 billion negative cash swing ... [and] a trade deficit that requires us to borrow $2 billion a day. Three-fifths of the job loss has been in states where the Senate has elections in 2004."
"We have a real possibility of picking up a few seats. On issues, the country is very open to the Democratic agenda.... Of all the races that I see that one might think were going to be switches next year, Alaska and Illinois look like good opportunities ...."
"Convincing people that you can be credible in their lives."
"He would bring a lot of folks to the polls who don't typically come ..."
"The single greatest threat to America's security is North Korea. I don't think there was a more important piece of missing information for those of us who were debating [the use of force against Iraq] last fall than what was going on in Korea."