Some honest thoughts from Josh Marshall:
I think the issue here isn’t poor tactics so much as an over-emphasis on tactics in general. The Democrats have lots of long-term political and demographic trends in their favor. But they don’t really have a politics, a vision, or a message — or perhaps, better to say, the courage and imagination to get behind one. And I suspect that that is the underlying issue.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — this country needs two strong parties, especially during war. Let’s hope the Democrats get the message.