Let's see, how can we possibly screw up the surge of support for the Democratic Party before we get to the Presidential election? I think I have an Idea...
How about we have the two main candidates be:
a) The most polarizing political figure of the 21st century, Hillary Clinton (guaranteed to alienate the moderate swing voters)
b) A generally untested newcomer who's name rhymes with Osama
(please notice that I didnt bring up the fact that ones a woman & the other's black- most of the people to whom that would be an issue are probably voting republican anyway)
God forbid we actually try to back a real candidate... hypothetically, a charismatic former senator who served on non-pork commitees like intelligence & oversight, who can get the southern vote. Oh wait... we do have that in Edwards. Not that you'd know he was running from mainstream news coverage.