Since the midterm election of 2014, the conversation of the state of the democratic party and its future has really generated deep reflection. Here is another article on this topic from Will Marshall for The Hill published on November 4, 2014.
Washington’s political handicappers have spoken: Tonight will be a massacre—a Night of the Long Knives for red-state Democrats.
Let’s hope they are wrong, and not just for partisan reasons. It’s always a small but delectable victory for democracy when the voters humble the political seers and entrail-readers. We’re reminded that running for office is more art than science, and that the people really are in charge after all.
What’s more, a Republican Senate takeover would almost certainly harden the political stalemate that has brought the U.S. government to a screeching halt. It would purge states that voted for Mitt Romney in 2012 of high-profile Democrats, more perfectly aligning ideological and party allegiances across the widening chasm between red and blue America.
Read the full story here: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/campaign/222792-why-red-state-democrats-matter