Democrats may not need a Contract with America to winThe article continues with the various arguments pro and con. My general feeling is to note that the Republicans used this tactic once. It can be a good thing when you really have some ideas to get across, but if you do that every election cycle it starts to get old. If the Democrats decide on this now, they can't go back and change their minds later.
If they're still looking to close the deal on November's midterm elections, why haven't the Democrats rolled out their own 2006 version of the Republicans' Contract with America, which was widely credited with helping that party win control of Congress in 1994?
One reason could be the influence of Mark Mellman, a Democratic pollster who thinks the contract is overrated.