As the controversy wages on over whether the Democratic party is moral enough to rekindle the interest of voters is the South, I'd like to point out something obvious. The war was one of the central issues of the election. And the problem with sorting that out democratically is that the majority of Americans -- and I don't mean 51%; I mean more like two thirds -- believe that it is the right and the responsibility of the United States to invade other countries. This is the ugly fact encoded in that word "electable." The Democratic party's strategy was this: to convince enough of those voters who believe we have the right and responsibility to invade that Bush just wasn't doing it right, and thus command a majority at the polls. That's what that controversy over "electability" in the Democratic primaries was really about.
Unfortunately, until the US can retire the cape and tights, our country will be a major threat to global security. And it doesn't look like that is going to happen any time soon.