This year maybe they are just more incompetent in regards to hiding it the way the top of the ticket is more incompetent on just about every level.
I still think its the tip of the iceberg. This time around we do have dems with backbones willing to fight though. Willing to have lawyers in place ahead of time etc. During the wilderness (2000-2008)years when there was no real two party or democratic national opposotion. Remaining cautious and hopeing for the best.