As Digby points out, everything you see happening right now is about the Grand Bargain.
Someone sent me this today, and it involves the usual Third Way/neocon suspects:
Dear Friends,Tomorrow at 2:00 PM at the National Press Club we will be launching The Campaign to Fix the Debt. This unprecedented coalition will mobilize business, civic and thought leaders from both parties, and people across America, in support of a comprehensive debt deal. The campaign will make clear the consequences of not enacting such a plan, and educate the country about the benefits of dealing with these challenges responsibly and thoughtfully.
The launch of The Campaign to Fix the Debt will include remarks by Co-Founder Erskine Bowles, as well as from our Co-Chairmen, Judd Gregg and Edward Rendell, among several other supporters and allies. See below for a full list of participants in tomorrow’s event.
We hope you can join us at the event. If not, we encourage you to go towww.fixthedebt.org to find out more about the campaign or tune into C-SPAN 3 to watch the launch live at 2:00 PM.EVENT DETAILS:
WHO: Erskine Bowles, Co-Founder, The Campaign to Fix the DebtDave Cote, Chairman & CEO, HoneywellSenator Judd Gregg, Co-Chair, The Campaign to Fix the DebtMaya MacGuineas, President, The Committee for a Responsible Federal BudgetSenator Sam Nunn, Co-Chairman, The Concord Coalition; Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Nuclear Threat InitiativePete Peterson, Founder and Chairman, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Steven Rattner, Chairman, Willett AdvisorsGovernor Ed Rendell, Co-Chair, The Campaign to Fix the DebtAlice Rivlin, Former Director, OMB; Founding Director, CBOPaul Stebbins, Executive Chairman, World Fuel ServicesAmbassador Bob Zoellick, former President of the World BankWHEN: Tuesday, July 17th, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
WHERE: Zenger Room, The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13thFloor, Washington, DC 20045