Sen. John F. Kerry told state legislators Friday the Democratic Party doesn't need to undergo an extreme makeover, saying "the last thing America needs is a second Republican Party."
Kerry is correct - there is no benefit for the democratic party (as a unit) to align their message closer to republicans. Additionally, and thankfully, nothing good will result with a further slide to the left. With Europe as the sandbox for a more advanced socialism, why should we follow suit when the outcome of statism is clear? Americans are not blind. Democrats can't change their message - the party is dead (not that republicanism is alive and kicking either).
The 21st century is about decentralization. The political party model, which relies on restricting the rights of one or more "groups" in order to benefit a select few can not survive in an era where the individual has more power than the group.