What's Killing the Democratic Party?
According to George Will, it's the party base's embrace of Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, and MoveOn.org. Most of america couldn't care less about that trio, but the rank and file Democrats are all for such Leftist radicalism. That may spell trouble for the democrats in 2008.
Hillary is trying to move to the center (So I'm told. Her voting record says otherwise.) in anticipation of getting the Democratic nod for president. Whether she wants it or not, she's going to have the most zealous among the above trio's followers with her every step of the way. After 8 years of Bush, they'll be desperate and enthusiastic for a win, particularly if someone attached to the Bush Administration gets the GOP nod. realistically, it is hard to imagine that not happening after two successful terms unless someone with a winning personality emerges from outside the Beltway.
Democrats have losr five of the last seven presidential campaigns. The two they did win were based on an outside the Beltway personality likee I described above. They aren't going to have that this time around, so it looks like defeat number six is coming up.