In 2004 after John Kerry lost to GW Bush, I watched a panel of grieving Democrats on TV analyze what went wrong and how they could win back the country. Such sad faces! Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (then a representative), a former Methodist minister, helped conceive the idea that they go for the "values" voters--the evangelicals and at least sound like patriotic Americans (he didn't say that, but that's how I heard it). If you go back and look Obama's themes during his first campaign ("hope" for instance which is a very popular Biblical theme), he sounds like a black preacher. Democrats loved it. They "took back" the White House, but Obama lost the country for them at the state and local level with his socialism drift, especially the take over of 1/5 of the economy by the federal government. The DNC newly elected chair, Thomas Perez, isn't even pretending to go for the values voter. Democrats booed God a few years ago and have been peeking under boxes and rugs for more victims, more ISMS and ISTS, so that's the direction they'll go, not for the middle or working class that won them the White House in 2008.