Amazing. The Democratic Party has learned *absolutely nothing* since 2004.
The Democrats lost because Kerry was the worst candidate the Democratic Party has run since Michael Dukakis.
The Democrats lost because they continue to embrace the radical left policies of Kerry and Dean at the expensive of the average American voter.
The Democrats lost because their leadership looks down their elitist noses at those of few of us Democrats who can remember when it was the party of Scoop Jackson and Pat Moynahan, and who can also remember when God wasn't considered a four-letter word.
You forgot Zell Miller of the present.