Jack Kelly posed and interesting question in his recent RealClearPolitics column: Can the Democrats not see they are plunging off a cliff?
He also refers to a recent Dick Morris column in the NY Post that might give part of the reason for the above answer.
Democrats are assuming all the anti war sentiment is from folks like Cindy Sheehan when in fact much of it is from conservative isolationists who just want the world to go away. And they are not concerned with Atta's civil liberties. Or foreign aid...or how the world sees us...or the approval of the United Nations. Like Garbo, they vant to be alone.
I think Morris is right.