But every politician that ran away from their party's sitting President lost, at best, and got trounced mostly.
Barack Obama lead the Democratic Party to a decent majority via hope for a change, then they decided to abandon change (maybe Obama didn't push enough too, but, really, they never had a true, loyal majority) and now they are the minority to a lunatic, far-right Repugnant party.
Thanks for nothing.
Whomever advises the Dem Party are suspect. They have been on their heels since '09.
The Democratic Party needs to rethink their direction.
The voting booth is private? Oh for fuck's sake, you deserve to get trounced by the turtle.
And thanks to all the purists, you got what you wanted. Now what?