Or is this simply the result of a part put out of majority power, and trying ot make a case why those in power are bad? Assuming it is in fact the latter, I'd like to suggest to the self titled democrats/liberals/whatever that this is hardly a winning strategy. I view getting someone elected no different than the projects I have to sell to my clients as a consultant. You have a goal (get someone elected). You have an option (John Kerry) There is an existing solution that you don't feel is adequate(George Bush). Now, if I were to walk into a client and just tell them all the wrong things with their present system, it won't sell. If I say "My system should be chosen because it's not your system" I'd get laughed out of the business. Some of you guys( and I'd like to think this was only some internet forced cross-section of society, but many of the democrat politicians show the same thing), don't seem capable of simply explaining the positives of your vision for our country. Yes, identifying the problem is part of finding a solution. But move on beyond that step! The sheer negativity turns me off from liberal politics more than I can possibly express here.