David Brooks: Liberals seek solace in the 'moral values' myth
I like it. I wish it more properly fleshed out why the Democrats lost rather than why 'moral values' (whatever the hell that means: I mean I'm pretty sure people who voted for Kerry felt moral too) was not an issue. But that's just nitpicking on an op-ed that didn't promise such an analysis.
But from a quick reading of it, it seems to suggest that the Democrats if they did a labour (or a clinton) should win handily. Which sort of makes sense considering that the last two democrats (and only two in the past 40 years) to win a presidency were ones from the South promoting a Tony Blair like 'Third Way' (Gore just went way way left...which was pretty precient post Enron...)