I am convinced that there are operatives working within the Democratic Party to make the party irrelevant, Sun Tzu-style. How does Howard Dean make any sense?
I know a number of good democrats. Might there be a revolutionary split in that party between the socialist wing (which is now assuming control) and those who respect markets, private property, and Wal-mart? I know a number of good republicans who dislike the religious "moralists" within their party who would join them.