I think the democrats are going to have to make the case how they've been the driving force behind America's success in the last century. Without the safety nets and moral advances made by democrats we never would have grown to where we are today. In its deepest sense conservatism is a losing battle. This belief that you can somehow stop the tides of change is unrealistic, and in the end only results in more suffering than happiness. To be successful as a human race we must embrace change, and do so with optimism. And in regards to the corruption of the Bush administration. There is no democratic or republican way to fight a war. This is just good old fashioned corrupton and most republicans are too stubborn/scared to admit it.