I recall listening to a panel in 2004 moaning about John Kerry losing the presidency. I think Ohio's Ted Strickland, a former Methodist pastor, was on the panel. You know what they came up with? Democrats need to go after the "values" voters, Republican territory. And they did. They went after Evangelicals with that "hope" message in 2008, got Rick Warren and other evangelical pastors even the Vineyard appearing with Obama and surrogates, supported traditional marriage, didn't mention abortion, put Soros funding in the right places and they won.